(also rectilineal /-ēəl/)
Definition of rectilinear in English:
1Contained by, consisting of, or moving in a straight line or lines: a rectilinear waveform
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- 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.
1.2 Photography (Of a wide-angle lens) corrected as much as possible, so that straight lines in the subject appear straight in the image.
- 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.
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- They agreed, however, that whatever it is, light is propagated rectilinearly with two transverse components of variable intensity.
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