rectangular

adjective
rect·​an·​gu·​lar | \ rek-ˈtaŋ-gyə-lər How to pronounce rectangular (audio) \

Definition of rectangular

1 : shaped like a rectangle a rectangular area
2a : crossing, lying, or meeting at a right angle rectangular axes
b : having edges, surfaces, or faces that meet at right angles : having faces or surfaces shaped like rectangles rectangular parallelepipeds a rectangular solid

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Other Words from rectangular

rectangularity \ (ˌ)rek-​ˌtaŋ-​gyə-​ˈler-​ə-​tē How to pronounce rectangularity (audio) , -​ˈla-​rə-​tē \ noun
rectangularly \ rek-​ˈtaŋ-​gyə-​lər-​lē How to pronounce rectangularly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of rectangular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This rectangular, thick, crisp crust pizza did not disappoint. cleveland, "We’ve eaten over 100 frozen pizzas and so far, these are our favorites," 6 Jan. 2020 Tenugui cloth, similar to furoshiki but rectangular instead of square, can also be used as an alternative to traditional gift wrapping. Katherine Roth, Twin Cities, "Gift-wrapping this season trends are jazzy but sustainable," 29 Nov. 2019 While most scores are now updated on an electronic scoreboard with the push of a button, here, stacks of flat, rectangular, metal plates of varying sizes lay around, waiting to get the job done. Adeline Chen, CNN, "Scorekeeper secrets: How Wrigley Field's historic scoreboard has seen it all," 27 Dec. 2019 Tenugui cloth, similar to furoshiki but rectangular instead of square, can also be used as an alternative to traditional gift wrapping. Katherine Roth, Twin Cities, "Gift-wrapping this season trends are jazzy but sustainable," 29 Nov. 2019 Tenugui cloth, similar to furoshiki but rectangular instead of square, can also be used as an alternative to traditional gift wrapping. Washington Post, "Gift-wrapping this season trends jazzy but sustainable," 26 Nov. 2019 Ogle at the exterior of doubly thick impenetrable walls, colossal drawbridge, and countless rectangular and circular towers used to keep watch and house prisoners. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 24 Most Beautiful Castles in Europe," 8 Nov. 2019 Instead of the usual rectangular shape of consoles (and DVD players and pretty much everything that hooks up to TVs that's not a dongle), the Series X is a square tower, that's seemingly noticeably taller than a full sized Amazon Echo. Chris Morris, Fortune, "3 Things Microsoft Must Do to Make Xbox Series X a Hit," 13 Dec. 2019 The Hybrid even carries the split rectangular dual exhaust tips. Arv Voss, Houston Chronicle, "2020 Lexus LC 500h: Hybrid Grand Touring Coupe based on the GA-L platform architecture," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of rectangular

circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rectangular was circa 1560

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17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Rectangular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rectangular. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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rectangular

adjective
rect·​an·​gu·​lar | \ rek-ˈtaŋ-gyə-lər How to pronounce rectangular (audio) \

Kids Definition of rectangular

: shaped like a rectangle a rectangular building

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