rectilinear

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

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

rectilinearity

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rectilinearly

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Examples of rectilinear in a sentence

  1. the rectilinear skyline of a modern city

Origin and Etymology of rectilinear

Late Latin rectilineus, from Latin rectus + linea line


First Known Use: 1651


RECTILINEAR Defined for English Language Learners

rectilinear

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

Definition of rectilinear for English Language Learners

  • : made with straight lines : having many straight lines


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