[ rek-tang-gyuh-ler ]
/ rɛkˈtæŋ gyə lər /


shaped like a rectangle.
having the base or section in the form of a rectangle: a rectangular pyramid.
having one or more right angles.
forming a right angle.

Origin of rectangular

1615–25; < Medieval Latin rēctangul(um) rectangle + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for rectangular


/ (rɛkˈtæŋɡjʊlə) /


shaped like a rectangle
having or relating to right angles
mutually perpendicularrectangular coordinates
having a base or section shaped like a rectangle

Derived Forms

rectangularity, nounrectangularly, adverb
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