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‘The shapes and surface are only those which can occur plausibly within and on a rectangular plane.’
‘A rectangular table is divided up into ten squares - two marked with a heart, two with diamonds, two with clubs, two with spades, one with a crown and one with an anchor.’
‘Hang pictures in circular, triangular, or rectangular geometric groupings to add interest.’
‘Thus, during viewing in the otherwise dark laboratory, the observer saw a rectangular area of light against a dark background.’
‘We took it down at once, leaving a pale rectangular area on the wallpaper.’
‘There is a goal at either side of rectangular arena.’
‘The game board is a rectangular grid of squares, initially occupied by a given configuration of filled squares.’
‘The floor was divided into 25 rectangular squares by pencil lines.’
‘In another series, rectangular areas of pale watercolour are overlaid by fields of coloured dots - a second layer of pattern to counterpoint the first.’
‘A rectangular section of each picture was selected and the average pixel value was calculated by the software in radial direction.’
‘Huge trees defined the edges of the rectangular area.’
‘Two female students stood at the right side of the long rectangular board, where the names of the highest placing students were located.’
‘The starting point is a rectangular grid.’
‘She was able to watch the evaluation through a long, rectangular glass window, but the person on the other side would not be able to see her.’
‘Actually, had the cloth been kept in a frame for such a long period there would have been an age-yellowed, rectangular area at the top.’
‘Wood uses the rectangular areas that have been partially plowed to draw added attention to the simple contours.’
‘The bottom of the screen hosts a rectangular area that scrolls the lyrics to the player's chosen song.’
‘The event will happen in a rectangular area of about 15 hectares on the coast.’
‘I sat beside a little rectangular window with shades pulled half-way down, allowing minimal sunlight to come through.’
‘The shape of a mirror is also important with rectangular, square or oval shapes each having different qualities.’
‘Each was made from a long rectangular piece of cloth, hemmed on each long side to allow a cord to be inserted at the top, and a light plastic plumbing tube at the bottom.’
‘You introduced small rectangular openings in the sides so that one could peek inside, but some of the interior remained hidden.’
1.1(of a solid) having a base, section, or side shaped like a rectangle.
‘a rectangular prism’
‘Two tall, rectangular blocks landed on either side of the ensemble.’
‘It was a plain, whitewashed rectangular house, like thousands of other houses in the area.’
‘They then proceeded to hammer the rough edges off the stone and shape it into a rough rectangular solid in preparation for sawing.’
‘He held up a small rectangular box of clear, thick plastic.’
‘The small flashlight he usually had hanging on his utility belt was bright enough to light up the cold, gray rectangular prism.’
‘The boilers were fired by oil, and the rectangular tanks can be found tight against either side of the hull.’
‘We marched to the house where dinner was waiting for us at a long rectangular table.’
‘A large rectangular compartment in the base holds your loose cartridges, screwdrivers, etc.’
‘He soon noticed there were four statues on one side of the rectangular room and four on the other.’
‘To assemble, place a layer of lasagne sheets on the base of an oiled deep, rectangular lasagne dish.’
‘All guys sat together on one side of the long rectangular table.’
‘I squealed and dropped the small rectangular shaped box I had been holding.’
‘While the majority of buildings were more or less rectangular prisms, this building looked more like the Senate Chamber in Denivan City.’
‘On each side of the rectangular building were three more windows of the same type.’
‘They were then ordered to march into a rectangular hangar, with the sides all angled inwards to the flat roof, roughly trapezoidal in shape.’
‘Each block of ice was entirely rectangular, its sides perfectly smooth and flawless.’
‘Leanne and Greg sat opposite each other, on the short sides of the rectangular table.’
‘Basketball hoops were on either side of the rectangular room and a gymnastic trampoline stood in the far left corner of the room.’
‘There were several hospital beds lined on both sides of the long rectangular room.’
‘On top of each pillar, however, a large rectangular stone was placed, with each side resting on neighboring pillars.’
‘However, it is not unusual to find modern, rectangular houses in rural areas.’
2Placed or having parts placed at right angles.
‘Therefore, to draw an ellipse, you specify its rectangular corners.’
‘To complicate matters, he wanted the button style to be flexible enough that left-hand corners could be rounded, and right-hand corners could be rectangular corners, or vice versa (Figure 1).’
quadrilateral, oblong, right-angled, at right angles, perpendicular