Definition of rectangle in English:

rectangle

Line breaks: rect|angle
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛktaŋg(ə)l
 
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noun

  • A plane figure with four straight sides and four right angles, especially one with unequal adjacent sides, in contrast to a square.
    More example sentences
    • The types of shapes for which the area is calculated include triangles, rectangles, circles, trapeziums.
    • He arranges thin rectangles, squares, triangles and trapezoids in complex patterns on the wall.
    • In particular books one and two set out basic properties of triangles, parallels, parallelograms, rectangles and squares.

Origin

late 16th century: from medieval Latin rectangulum, from late Latin rectiangulum, based on Latin rectus 'straight' + angulus 'an angle'.

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