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rectangle

rec·tan·gle

rectangle

 
pronunciation:
rek taeng gl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a flat, closed figure with four straight sides, four right angles, and opposite sides parallel to each other.
Our old kitchen table was round, but our new one is a rectangle.
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Rectangle is a word made by combining rectus, the Latin word for "right," and "angle."
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The word rectangle contains the following parts:
ang Latin root that means bend
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight