Origin of rectilinear
Related formsrec·ti·lin·e·ar·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for rectilinear
All are rectilinear, or as nearly so as the conformation of the vessels will permit.Pottery of the ancient Pueblos. (1886 N 04 / 1882-1883 (pages 257-360))|William Henry Holmes
I have never seen a nose with a broad back, whether arched or rectilinear, that did not belong to an extraordinary man.
And Plato himself shows that a rectilinear is in the first place, and a circular is only consequential and accidental.Essays and Miscellanies|Plutarch
Quite soon you will begin to find that everything is too rectilinear.Wings and the Child|E. [Edith] Nesbit
That when moved, its motion is rotatory and not rectilinear, it owes to its own nature.