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

Other Words from rectangular

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

Examples of rectangular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kugel can be round, as its name suggests, but it is more commonly found in a rectangular pan, like the huge pans seen at synagogue celebrations, serving lots of people at minimal cost. Aviya Kushner, chicagotribune.com, 20 Apr. 2022 Three volunteer shooters, all prison workers, will fire at the heart from a rectangular opening 15 feet away. NBC News, 9 Apr. 2022 The walls themselves are sheathed in a network of interlocking hexagonal panels made of lightweight GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete), each with a single rectangular opening in the center. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022 That chair faces a wall with a rectangular opening, 15 feet away, through which the three shooters will fire their weapons. Arkansas Online, 20 Mar. 2022 That chair faces a wall with a rectangular opening, 15 feet away, through which the three shooters will fire their weapons. al, 19 Mar. 2022 That chair faces a wall with a rectangular opening, 15 feet away, through which the three shooters will fire their weapons. Fox News, 19 Mar. 2022 That chair faces a wall with a rectangular opening, 15 feet away, through which the three shooters will fire their weapons. Meg Kinnard, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2022 That chair faces a wall with a rectangular opening, 15 feet away, through which the three shooters will fire their weapons. Bloomberg.com, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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28 Jun 2022

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“Rectangular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rectangular. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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