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It shows a boy, not looking where he’s going, head in a book, as he travels from a mostly rectilinear and geometric landscape to a riot of twisted and abstract forms, reminiscent of seas and forest floors and other worlds.

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This truth becomes evident when we consider a map of the United States, with its familiar rectilinear boundaries to the north and south and patchwork of state borders spanning the landmass.

De Rossi has prepared a map of the principal part of it, divided into fifteen rectilinear and generally rectangular areas.

Just as the triangle is the simplest rectilinear figure of geometry, so also is it the simplest closed ornamental pattern.

The largest of these is apparently the occasion of a slight deviation from its otherwise rectilinear course.

The chief member of the cornice, directly beneath the gutter, by its great projection and rectilinear faces forming the drip.

But Oughtred had invented also a rectilinear slide rule, a description of which appeared in 1633.


On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rectilinear, such as: rectangular, equilateral, foursquare, quadrate, quadratic, and squared.

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