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## rec·tan·gle

(rĕk′tăng′gəl)
n.
A four-sided plane figure with four right angles.

[French, from Medieval Latin rēctangulum, a right triangle, from Late Latin rēctiangulum : Latin rēctus, right; see reg- in Indo-European roots + Latin angulus, angle.]

## rectangle

(ˈrɛkˌtæŋɡəl)
n
(Mathematics) a parallelogram having four right angles. Compare rhombus
[C16: from Medieval Latin rectangulum, from Latin rectus straight + angulus angle]

## rec•tan•gle

(ˈrɛkˌtæŋ gəl)

n.
a parallelogram having four right angles.
[1565–75; < Medieval Latin rēct(i)angulum, n. use of neuter of Late Latin rēctiangulus having a right angle =rēcti- recti- + -angulus, adj. derivative of Latin angulus angle1]
rectangle
To calculate the area of a rectangle, multiply the length by the width. A rectangle with a length of 10 feet and a width of 5 feet has an area of 50 square feet.

## rec·tan·gle

(rĕk′tăng′gəl)
A four-sided plane figure with four right angles. A rectangle whose sides are equal is a square.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 rectangle - a parallelogram with four right anglesfoursquare, square - (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon; "you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"parallelogram - a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in lengthbox - a rectangular drawing; "the flowchart contained many boxes"
Translations
مستطيلمُسْتَطيلمُسْتَطِيل
правоъгълник
rectangle
obdélníkpravoúhelník
rektangel
ortangulorektangulo
ristkülik
مستطیل
suorakaidesuorakulmio
आयतसमकोण समानान्तर चतुर्भुज
pravokutnik
téglalap
rectangulo
persegi panjang
rétthyrningur

직사각형
rectangulum
stačiakampio formosstačiakampis
taisnstūris
dreptunghi
obdĺžnikpravouhlý štvoruholník
pravokotnik
pravougaonikправоугаоник
rektangel
mstatili
รูปสี่เหลี่ยมผืนผ้าสี่เหลี่ยมผืนผ้า
прямокутник
مستطیل
hình chữ nhật

[ˈrekˌtæŋgl] N

[ˈrɛktæŋgəl] n

nRechteck nt

## rectangle

[ˈrɛkˌtæŋgl] nrettangolo

## rectangle

(ˈrektӕŋgl) noun
a two-dimensional, four-sided figure with opposite sides equal and all its angles right angles.

## rectangle

obdélník rektangel suorakaide pravokutnik 長方形 직사각형 rektangel สี่เหลี่ยมผืนผ้า hình chữ nhật
References in classic literature ?
Clare's revived thoughts of his father prevented his noticing her particularly; and so they went on down the white row of liquid rectangles till they had finished and drained them off, when the other maids returned, and took their pails, and Deb came to scald out the leads for the new milk.
Those, on the other hand, to which the same definition is not applicable, cannot be said to differ from one another in degree; the square is no more a circle than the rectangle, for to neither is the definition of the circle appropriate.
To this end Clayton selected four trees which formed a rectangle about eight feet square, and cutting long branches from other trees he constructed a framework around them, about ten feet from the ground, fastening the ends of the branches securely to the trees by means of rope, a quantity of which Black Michael had furnished him from the hold of the Fuwalda.
Instead of making use of the square or rectangle, as has been done to this time, you will suppose your place inclosed in a regular hexagon, this polygon having the advantage of offering more angles than the quadrilateral one.
There was a rude rectangle walled with logs and boulders, in which were a hundred or more thatched huts of similar con-struction.
From this point of vantage he saw that the city was long and narrow, and that while the outer walls formed a perfect rectangle, the streets within were winding.
Andrea sketched two windows in the room, which formed an angle on the plan, and appeared as a small square added to the rectangle of the bedroom.
In this tutorial we will show you how to cut 2 1/2" strips accurately and then how to cut these strips into rectangles and squares.
Our second method of investigation links the two rectangles directly by way of what we refer to as 'mathematical elegance'.
Rep from * to last base triangle; 1 triangle, 20 rectangles.

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