[ US /ɹɛkˈtæŋɡjəɫɝ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɛktˈænɡjʊlɐ/ ]
  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
  2. having four right angles
    a rectangular figure twice as long as it is wide
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How To Use rectangular In A Sentence

  • To make such a rectangular and austere space appropriate for music, walls are treated with acoustic plaster and ceilings are absorbent too.
  • The floor was divided into 25 rectangular squares by pencil lines.
  • She had already cropped this photograph to fit the rectangular print into the square format of the book.
  • This wall was originally incrusted with rich marbles, and the great dome, adorned with deep coffering in rectangular panels, was decorated with rosettes and mouldings in gilt stucco. A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
  • Excavations directed by Metaxia Tsipopoulou of the Greek Ministry of Culture and William D.E. Coulson, former director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, showed that the four buildings had been erected on the rectangular "megaron" plan typical of the Greek mainland. Cretan Shrine Discovered
  • Rather than open beams, the room has a plaster ceiling formed into rectangular panels but leaving the central wood beam uncovered. Times, Sunday Times
  • Called the Chamber of Paladine, the sepulcher was a large rectangular room, built far below the ground where the destruction of the Tower did not affect it. Dragons of Winter Night
  • In this work, the dose distribution produced by a single, rectangular ( "planar") x-ray microbeam was simulated inside the head phantoms which had a cylindrical shape. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • The size and shape of pinfolds varies, some are four sided: rectangular, square and irregular, others are circular.
  • A matrix is a rectangular array of symbols, usually numbers, neatly arranged in columns and rows.
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