Definitions of rectangular

  1. having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles; "wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes"; "a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having four right angles; "a rectangular figure twice as long as it is wide" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Right-angled; having one or more angles of ninety degrees. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Having right angles. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Having one right angle or more. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for rectangular

  1. Above this grave, there is a solid rectangular structure, with a chapel or offering place on the side towards the valley. – The Egyptian Conception of Immortality by George Andrew Reisner
  2. " I will take you again to your own little room in the Infants' Asylum," murmured the lady, as she turned with her protegee into the rectangular passage leading to the asylums. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth