rectangle

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rect·an·gle

noun \ˈrek-ˌtaŋ-gəl\

geometry : a four-sided shape that is made up of two pairs of parallel lines and that has four right angles; especially : a shape in which one pair of lines is longer than the other pair

Full Definition of RECTANGLE

:  a parallelogram all of whose angles are right angles; especially :  one with adjacent sides of unequal length

Origin of RECTANGLE

Medieval Latin rectangulus having a right angle, from Latin rectus right + angulus angle — more at right, angle
First Known Use: circa 1560

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