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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

    Horizontal Space by Duilio Damilano

  • 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.

    Economics and Modernity, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • 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.

    Rain Gods

  • 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.

    Rain Gods

  • There is a striking contrast between the severe rectangularity of the garden's borders and the irregular natural forms of the rocks within them.

    Japanese Aesthetics

  • 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.

    Problems of Conduct

  • He was a rectangular person whom nothing could budge, and his very rectangularity bespoke his stubborn rectitude.

    By Advice of Counsel

  • The town has been laid out with great rectangularity; the river divides it unequally.

    The Fortune Hunter

  • The stranger was a very tall man in dark clothes, who gave an instant impression of long rectangularity.

    The Secret Witness

  • With a foot-rule you proceed to make measurements to show the rectangularity of the room in which you are standing.

    Four-Dimensional Vistas


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