rectangular

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adjective rect·an·gu·lar \ rek-ˈtaŋ-gyə-lər \

Definition of rectangular

1 :shaped like a rectangle
  • a rectangular area
2 a :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

rectangularity

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rectangularly

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First Known Use of rectangular

circa 1560

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RECTANGULAR Defined for Kids

rectangular

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adjective rect·an·gu·lar \ rek-ˈtaŋ-gyə-lər \

Definition of rectangular for Students

:shaped like a rectangle
  • a rectangular building


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