recti-


a combining form meaning “right,” “straight,” used in the formation of compound words: rectilinear.

Nearby words

  1. rectangular coordinate,
  2. rectangular coordinates,
  3. rectangular hyperbola,
  4. rectectomy,
  5. recti,
  6. rectifiable,
  7. rectification,
  8. rectified spirit,
  9. rectifier,
  10. rectify

Also especially before a vowel, rect-.

Origin of recti-

< Latin rēcti-, combining form of rēctus right

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British Dictionary definitions for recti-

recti-

before a vowel rect-

combining form

straight or rightrectilinear; rectangle

Word Origin for recti-

from Latin rectus

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