rectangle

[ rek-tang-guhl ]
/ ˈrɛkˌtæŋ gəl /

noun

a parallelogram having four right angles.

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Origin of rectangle

1565–75; <Medieval Latin rēctangulum,Late Latin rēctiangulum right-angled triangle (noun use of neuter of rēctiangulus having a right angle), equivalent to rēcti-recti- + angulumangle1
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British Dictionary definitions for rectangle

rectangle
/ (ˈrɛkˌtæŋɡəl) /

noun

a parallelogram having four right anglesCompare rhombus

Word Origin for rectangle

C16: from Medieval Latin rectangulum, from Latin rectus straight + angulus angle
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Scientific definitions for rectangle

rectangle
[ rĕktăng′gəl ]

A four-sided plane figure with four right angles.
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