Definition of rectangular in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɛkˈtaŋɡjʊlə/


1Denoting or shaped like a rectangle: a neat rectangular area
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  • Huge trees defined the edges of the rectangular area.
  • Actually, had the cloth been kept in a frame for such a long period there would have been an age-yellowed, rectangular area at the top.
  • Thus, during viewing in the otherwise dark laboratory, the observer saw a rectangular area of light against a dark background.
1.1(Of a solid) having a base, section, or side shaped like a rectangle: a rectangular prism
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  • They then proceeded to hammer the rough edges off the stone and shape it into a rough rectangular solid in preparation for sawing.
  • The small flashlight he usually had hanging on his utility belt was bright enough to light up the cold, gray rectangular prism.
  • While the majority of buildings were more or less rectangular prisms, this building looked more like the Senate Chamber in Denivan City.
2Placed or having parts placed at right angles.
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  • To complicate matters, he wanted the button style to be flexible enough that left-hand corners could be rounded, and right-hand corners could be rectangular corners, or vice versa (Figure 1).
  • Therefore, to draw an ellipse, you specify its rectangular corners.



Pronunciation: /rɛktaŋɡjʊˈlarɪti/
Example sentences
  • But its clean rectangularity, matte walls and mahogany paneling is perfectly inhabitable and the colourful tapestry opposite the long registration/concierge desk provides a contrast to the prevailing browns and beiges.
  • Repeated use and multiple washings have distorted the cloths' flat rectangularity and ruffled their regular edges, adding poetry and softness to this simple geometric structure.


Example sentences
  • A structure is provided which is used for a rectangularly arrayed miniature light bulb series.
  • The rectangularly-shaped building sits above a shallow crawl space and is underpinned by a concrete foundation that was poured in 1981.

Words that rhyme with rectangular

angular, quadrangular, triangular

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Line breaks: rect|angu¦lar

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