What is another word for rectilineal?48 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ ɹ_ˈɛ_k_t_ɪ_l_ˌɪ_n_iə_l], [ ɹˈɛktɪlˌɪni͡əl], [ ɹˈɛktɪlˌɪniəl]
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Definition for Rectilineal:
- rek-ti-lin'[= e]- al, adj. bounded by straight lines: straight-- also RECTILIN'EAR.-- adv. RECTILIN'EALLY.-- n. RECTILINEAR'ITY, the state or quality of being right-lined.-- adv. RECTILIN'EARLY, in a right line.-- n. RECTILIN'EARNESS. [ L. rectus, straight, linea, a line.]
Synonyms for Rectilineal:
- like an arrow,
- in line,
- in a line,
- in a row,
Antonyms for Rectilineal:
deceitful, disorderly, disordered, twisted, unconventional, unjust, indirect, prone, broken, untraditional, varying, uneven, curved, untrustworthy, diluted, different, horizontal, intermittent, unfair, corrupt, level, dishonest, incontinuous, changing, mixed, disorganized.
Rectilineal Sentence Examples:
It is as follows: The straight line drawn at right angles to the diameter of a circle at its extremity will fall outside the circle, and into the space between the straight line and the circumference another straight line cannot be interposed; further, the angle of the semicircle is greater and the remaining angle less than any acute rectilineal angle.
As for the moon, it maintains its orbit and revolves round the earth under the action of two forces, the one akin to that by which a ball is projected from the mouth of a cannon, and the other the attraction of the earth, which, by its constant and equal operation, bends its otherwise rectilineal track into a circular one, as we might show if we could only project a ball with such a force as exactly to balance the power of gravity, so that it would at no point in its course be drawn nearer the earth than at starting.