- a parallelogram having four right angles.
Origin of rectangle
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Examples from the Web for rectangle
“I care only about what is on the square or rectangle in front of me,” he said.Art on the Tracks
February 1, 2014
In the same way that square or rectangle frames separate a work of art from “reality,” our homes frame, define and separate us.Can We Live Together, Roland Barthes?
December 19, 2012
I turn the business letter one quarter turn to the right and roll it again into a rectangle, folding this into thirds.The Art of Making Puff Pastry
February 23, 2011
Her little four-year-old boy who was with her said, “Rectangle.”Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook
They formed a rectangle as long as a little finger and as wide.An American Robinson Crusoe
Samuel. B. Allison
In this rectangle, the red sand of the desert lay clear and stark.Rebels of the Red Planet
Charles Louis Fontenay
A rectangle of blue and hazy light was framed by the dark wall.The Dead Command
Vicente Blasco Ibez
This is the rate of a quadrate with a rectangle and a quadrate.The Way To Geometry
- a parallelogram having four right anglesCompare rhombus
C16: from Medieval Latin rectangulum, from Latin rectus straight + angulus angle
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Word Origin and History for rectangle
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A four-sided plane figure with four right angles.
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