From Academic Kids
The term lineage can refer to several things. In many cases its synonym is ancestry.
- kinship and descent, a concept of cultural anthropology used to track kinship and descent.
- lineage (evolution), a group composed of species, taxa, or individuals that are related by descent from a common ancestor, also called a clade.
- Lineage, a line of transmission of Buddhist teachers, particularly in Zen.
- Lineage, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by NCsoft.