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rectilinear

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

Simple Definition of rectilinear

  • : made with straight lines : having many straight lines

Full Definition of rectilinear

  1. 1 :  moving in or forming a straight line <rectilinear motion>

  2. 2 :  characterized by straight lines <the rectilinear skyline of a modern city>

  3. 3 :  perpendicular 3

rec·ti·lin·e·ar·i·ty play \-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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