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Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Billingsley (d. 1606), merchant and translator. From post-classical Latin rectilineus from classical Latin rectus straight + līnea. Compare Middle French, French rectiligne, Spanish rectilíneo, Portuguese retilíneo, Italian rettilineo.
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