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Rectangles

rectangle
(Science: geometry) A four-sided figure having only right angles; a right-angled parallelogram.
As the area of a rectangle is expressed by the product of its two dimensions, the term rectangle is sometimes used for product; as, the rectangle of a and b, that is, ab.
Origin: F, fr. L. Rectus right – angulus angle. See Right, and Angle.


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