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rectilinear

adjective rec·ti·lin·e·ar \ˌrek-tə-ˈli-nē-ər\

: made with straight lines : having many straight lines

Full Definition of RECTILINEAR

1
:  moving in or forming a straight line <rectilinear motion>
2
:  characterized by straight lines <the rectilinear skyline of a modern city>
3
rec·ti·lin·e·ar·i·ty \-ˌli-nē-ˈa-rə-tē\ noun
rec·ti·lin·e·ar·ly adverb

Examples of RECTILINEAR

  1. the rectilinear skyline of a modern city

Origin of RECTILINEAR

Late Latin rectilineus, from Latin rectus + linea line
First Known Use: 1651

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