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rectilinear

, rectilineal
1. in, moving in, or characterized by a straight line or lines
2. consisting of, bounded by, or formed by a straight line or lines

Rectilinear

Forming, formed by, or characterized by straight lines.

rectilinear

[¦rek·tə′lin·ē·ər]
(mathematics)
Consisting of or bounded by lines.
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The rectilinear stepping ergometer (RSE) (Figure 1) used for the present study was designed by members of the Research Center for Information Technology of Sports and Health.
Rectilinear locomotion is very efficient and is especially useful for crawling within crevices, an invaluable benefit for search-and-rescue robots," he said.
Green: 1111 triangular pairs and 1649 rectilinear pairs
7) Since the sub-lunar elements (anasir) are natural simple bodies (basait), their motions must be both simple and natural, (8) but also rectilinear and not circular because, in the absence of any hindrance, each of the elements will by nature either move straight up or straight down, seeking its natural place.
In Definition 3 of the Principia, Newton maintains that the inertia of a body is an inherent source of two characteristic activities, perseverance in uniform rectilinear motion or rest and resistance to external impressed forces.
Also one cannot measure simultaneously the polarization of a photon in the rectilinear and the diagonal bases.
Analysis of the rectilinear site, which lies on the south-west edge of the city, suggested that two parallel, linear elements would be the most efficient in terms of daylight penetration and air circulation.
Its clean, rectilinear structure had been marred by previous additions of ornate moldings, brass fixtures, and floral wallpaper.
1 Tech Lighting expands its bath collection with Metro, a rectilinear light bar with multilayered white glass, in halogen or fluorescent, available in chrome or satin nickel finish.
Pilates equipment is rectilinear and clinical-looking and uses springs for resistance, while Gyrotonic machines resemble handmade, old-world musical instruments embellished with whimsical arches, curves, and pulley systems.