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A plane figure with four straight sides and four right angles, especially one with unequal adjacent sides, in contrast to a square.
strip, rectangle, sliver, streak, pencilView synonyms
- ‘Show students how to combine rectangles and triangles to create houses.’
- ‘Let's start with a rectangle, and then remove a square from it with the same side length as the shortest side of the rectangle.’
- ‘Start with a square and add a square of the same size to form a new rectangle.’
- ‘Cut the shortbread into squares or rectangles while still hot.’
- ‘Then a word would appear in one of the four rectangles, and players were instructed to click on it as quickly as possible.’
- ‘In the remaining works, the interplay of rectangles and squares is more elaborate.’
- ‘That last one was originally a simple square, which would of course be divided up into four rectangles.’
- ‘Grouping wall decor in geometric shapes such as rectangles, triangles or circles adds interest.’
- ‘In particular books one and two set out basic properties of triangles, parallels, parallelograms, rectangles and squares.’
- ‘Squares, rectangles, or triangles of fabrics were pieced together to form larger units.’
- ‘Next, pre-cut rectangles and squares of different shades of green paper were distributed.’
- ‘Cut into squares or rectangles and transfer to a baking tray, lined with baking paper or a baking cloth.’
- ‘The paintings are long or tall rectangles or approximately square panels and are about as big as game boards.’
- ‘One face was decorated with narrow blue lines forming patterns of circles, rectangles, and squares.’
- ‘The types of shapes for which the area is calculated include triangles, rectangles, circles, trapeziums.’
- ‘He arranges thin rectangles, squares, triangles and trapezoids in complex patterns on the wall.’
- ‘Working together, we used a red crayon to divide the upper right rectangle into eight smaller rectangles.’
- ‘But among the neatly stitched squares and rectangles of denim and canvas there is one of thick regimental tartan.’
- ‘Here, horseshoe shapes, ovals and rectangles are organized into four groups.’
- ‘The class will begin to see different shapes and sizes of rectangles and an occasional square.’
Late 16th century: from medieval Latin rectangulum, from late Latin rectiangulum, based on Latin rectus straight + angulus an angle.
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