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rec·ti·lin·e·ar / ˌrektəˈlinēər/ (also rec·ti·lin·e·al / -ēəl/ ) • adj. contained by, consisting of, or moving in a straight line or lines: a rectilinear waveform. ∎  Photog. of or relating to a straight line or lines: rectilinear distortion. ∎  Photog. (of a wide-angle lens) corrected as much as possible, so that straight lines in the subject appear straight in the image. DERIVATIVES: rec·ti·lin·e·ar·i·ty / -ˌlinēˈaritē/ n. rec·ti·lin·e·ar·ly adv.

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rectilinear

rectilinear XVII. f. late L. rēctilīneus, f. rēctus RIGHT + līnea LINE1; see -AR.

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Rectilinear

Rectilinear. See Perpendicular, tracery.

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