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rectangle

Line breaks: rect|angle
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛktaŋɡ(ə)l
 
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Definition of rectangle in English:

noun

A plane figure with four straight sides and four right angles, especially one with unequal adjacent sides, in contrast to a square.
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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