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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.

*‘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.’**‘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.’**‘One face was decorated with narrow blue lines forming patterns of circles, rectangles, and squares.’**‘Grouping wall decor in geometric shapes such as rectangles, triangles or circles adds interest.’**‘Working together, we used a red crayon to divide the upper right rectangle into eight smaller rectangles.’**‘Next, pre-cut rectangles and squares of different shades of green paper were distributed.’**‘Here, horseshoe shapes, ovals and rectangles are organized into four groups.’**‘Then a word would appear in one of the four rectangles, and players were instructed to click on it as quickly as possible.’**‘The paintings are long or tall rectangles or approximately square panels and are about as big as game boards.’**‘That last one was originally a simple square, which would of course be divided up into four rectangles.’**‘But among the neatly stitched squares and rectangles of denim and canvas there is one of thick regimental tartan.’**‘Cut the shortbread into squares or rectangles while still hot.’**‘The class will begin to see different shapes and sizes of rectangles and an occasional square.’**‘In the remaining works, the interplay of rectangles and squares is more elaborate.’**‘Cut into squares or rectangles and transfer to a baking tray, lined with baking paper or a baking cloth.’**‘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.’**‘Show students how to combine rectangles and triangles to create houses.’**‘Start with a square and add a square of the same size to form a new rectangle.’*

**strip**, rectangle, sliver, streak, pencil

**Origin**

Late 16th century from medieval Latin rectangulum, from late Latin rectiangulum, based on Latin rectus ‘straight’ + angulus ‘an angle’.

**Pronunciation**

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