(also rectilineal /-nɪəl/)
- 1Contained by, consisting of, or moving in a straight line or lines: a rectilinear waveformMore example sentences
- The former is seen in the rectilinear and symmetrical designs, including some carvings and moldings that are formed with characteristic Regency strapwork, grotesques, and classical motifs from antiquity.
- A number of paintings from 1963 utilize single ellipses against rectilinear backgrounds of contrasting hues.
- Straight lines meet curved; rectilinear bases rise to occasional arches and on up to golden domes.
- 1.1 Photography Relating to a straight line or lines: rectilinear distortionMore example sentences
- However, most people who are accustomed to looking at photographs have gotten over the naive demand that everything in photographs be rendered rectilinear.
- 1.2 Photography (Of a wide-angle lens) corrected as much as possible, so that straight lines in the subject appear straight in the image.More example sentences
- The lenses were reported as the largest ever ground for photographic work-the telescopic rectilinear lens being 11 feet equivalent focus.
- A software algorithm corrects the side view for magnification distortion and converts the image to rectilinear coordinates.
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- Then, in the mid-1980s, a group of architects emerged whose work boldly departed from rectilinearity, creating a style variously labeled as expressionist, neomodernist, organic, or deconstructivist.
- In any case, boldness of design and rectilinearity are characteristics of the quilts; and for some quilters, corduroy called forth their best efforts.
- Certainly his woodworking echoed a number of its tenets on construction, such as simplicity, honesty, rectilinearity, and functionality.
mid 17th century: from late Latin rectilineus (from Latin rectus 'straight' + linea 'line') + -ar1.
More definitions of rectilinearDefinition of rectilinear in:
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