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[ adjective ] having four right angles

Examples

"a rectangular figure twice as long as it is wide"

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

As he applied the applicator extending from the machine - which consisted_of seven differently colored neon_tubes superimposed on a rectangular base - to the supposedly diseased portions of Mrs._Shaefer 's body , Lee kept_up a steady stream of pseudo scientific mumbo-jumbo .

Related terms

angular

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[ adjective ] having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles

Synonyms

orthogonal

Examples

"wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes" "a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system"

Used in print

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

In the C-plane we construct a set of rectangular Cartesian coordinates u , v with the origin at Q and such_that both C and **f have finite slope at Q .

Related terms

perpendicular

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