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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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Green: 1111 triangular pairs and 1649 rectilinear pairs
in the numerical control element, specify the value of a rectilinear portion in mm.
Indeed, even if at any time it should not have been at the centre of the cosmos, it would have been bound to reach it long ago by natural rectilinear motion which, because of the finiteness of directions (tanahi al-jihat) within the universe, cannot be perpetual.
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.
For each photon, Bob randomly chooses rectilinear or diagonal bases to measure it.
In case, when average depth of penetration is minimal and frequency of feeding of the portions is sufficiently high, undulated penetration may transit into the rectilinear one.
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.
The Model 8000 gold ball-and-stitch thermosonic wire bonder incorporates a 300 X 150 mm x-y range linear motor actuated positioner carrying a dual axes voice coil driven bond head with a rectilinear z-stroke of 800 mils (20 mm).