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  • n. The condition of being rectilinear

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being rectilinear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being rectilinear.


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  • That would at least mitigate its serious lack of "prim rectilinearity."

    Rectilinear or Obtuse? Cycling in the Media

  • Images are represented by measurements of their fractal dimension, fractal model fit, anisotropy, and rectilinearity.

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  • It would be a waste of time, in the present state of science, to controvert this hypothesis, as it is now admitted that even if the rush of a diluvial current, invented for the occasion and wholly without analogy in the known course of nature, be granted, it would be inadequate to explain the uniformity, parallelism, persistency, and rectilinearity of the so-called glacial furrows.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • So it is with the rectilinearity or undulatory motion of light; -- I believe both; though philosophy has as yet but imperfectly ascertained the conditions of their alternate existence, or the laws by which they are regulated.

    Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • I like to highlight rectilinearity (see the image below, taken with D80/Sigma 10-20), so this is a key issue.

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  • Instead of a rationalist rectilinearity, he enriched the Case House with oblique lines and diagonals, a trademark of his mentors'approaches to composition.

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  • Instead, it embraces the modularity and the rectilinearity of the original, but in a manner far more refined and far more suited to our contemporary sensibilities.

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  • To most viewers, however, the new Koolhaas design will seem to take its cue from deconstructivism, which is surely an influence, not only in its overall conception, which flies in the face of the stiff rectilinearity of the International style, but also in its woozy, off-kilter stretching of Modernist notions of modular design at each level.

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  • The hunk of rectilinearity in the photo above is the nearly completed Joule Apartments, one of the last large mixed-use residential projects to come down the pipeline of Seattle’s real-estate development boom.

    The Joule is a unit of energy, get it? « PubliCola

  • For starters, Holl and Hu are modernists but haven’t enslaved themselves to the dogma of 20th-century rectilinearity and symmetry.

    From Mao to Wow!


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