from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Moving in, consisting of, bounded by, or characterized by a straight line or lines: following a rectilinear path; rectilinear patterns in wallpaper.
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- adj. In a straight line.
- adj. Formed from straight lines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Straight-lined; bounded by straight lines; consisting of a straight line or of straight lines; straight: as, a rectilinear figure or course. Also rectilineal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by a straight line or lines
The lens used for this purpose must be capable of giving a perfectly sharp picture right up to the edges, and must be of the class called rectilinear, i.e., giving straight lines.
The two types of straight routes will be called rectilinear routes and stations.
These straightjacket compositions are static, rectilinear, and constrained, the forms, abstract and perfect.
When I look into its perfect, rectilinear Assher facet steps, it invokes so many things, the iron cross, a room, and of course the energy of Elizabeth.
The set itself, by designer Robert Brill, consists mainly of two rectilinear staircases on either side of the proscenium that wind their way to the top.
It was a world curved rather than rectilinear, outlined by streams, particular habitats, trails and geophysical landmarks.
The study examined how square, or rectilinear, borders are — a property indicating that they were sketched by colonial powers, not created organically.
The legs emerging from the Stone are treated as a pair of rectilinear planes forming a vertical crease.
In order to calculate and compare the areas of rectilinear figures, we decompose them into triangles.
But it seems like most are rectilinear to an extreme.