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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECTANGULAR

It was circular at one end and rectangular at the other, at which was the entrance.

The patio, in its blackness, was like the rectangular mouth of a bottomless pit.

The first type consists of a rectangular label, measuring about 25½ by 38 mm.

It is simply a rectangular piece of stuff; as a rule, all blue, red, or black.

They are rectangular pieces of cardboard, with windows cut in them.

They may be rectangular, or some of the edges may be curved.

He was a short, rectangular little man in his fifties named Spencer.

Bread is served to the Freshmen and Juniors in rectangular wads.

Make a cake of a rectangular form, wrap it in cloth and let it rest for a while.

The world is conceived of as rectangular and flat, and is represented by a square.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Middle French rectangulaire (16c.) or formed in English from Latin stem of rectangle + -ar. Related: Rectangularity.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RECTANGULAR

oblong

adjectiveelongated and rounded
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