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- n. The condition of being rectangular
- n. A rectangular form
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or condition of being rectangular, or right-angled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being rectangular or right-angled; rectangularness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being shaped like a rectangle
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Personally, I would have trouble living up to its rectangularity and its imperative on clinical order.
To clarify my above discussion of rectangularity, it references David Friedman's mention of the Coombs building, which has a non-rectangular plan which David Friedman finds disorienting and I am sure I would too - I was fairly disoriented when I went on a group tour of the Pentagon.
Like the dream figure, he was a study in contradiction, his shabby elegance not quite real, his rectangularity that of a grandiose poseur sitting in a soup kitchen.
But there was one undeniable characteristic about the motel and the surrounding neighborhood that would not go away: The rectangularity of line and the absence of people gave one the sense that he was standing inside a stage set, one that had been created for the professional sojourner.
There is a striking contrast between the severe rectangularity of the garden's borders and the irregular natural forms of the rocks within them.
Many of our older cities and villages have partly outgrown the awkward age, become dignified in the shade of spreading trees, and fallen somehow into a kind of unity; a few of them, especially near the Atlantic seaboard, where the stupid rectangularity of the towns farther west was never imposed, are among the loveliest in the world.
He was a rectangular person whom nothing could budge, and his very rectangularity bespoke his stubborn rectitude.
The town has been laid out with great rectangularity; the river divides it unequally.
The stranger was a very tall man in dark clothes, who gave an instant impression of long rectangularity.
With a foot-rule you proceed to make measurements to show the rectangularity of the room in which you are standing.