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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the shape of a rectangle.
  • adj. Having one or more right angles.
  • adj. Designating a geometric coordinate system with mutually perpendicular axes.

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  • adj. Having a shape like a rectangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Right-angled; having one or more angles of ninety degrees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Right-angled; having an angle or angles of ninety degrees.
  • Shaped like a rectangle; that is, having four sides and four right angles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having four right angles
  • adj. having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles

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