rectilinear adj : characterized by a straight line or lines; "rectilinear patterns in wallpaper"; "the rectilinear propagation of light" [syn: rectilineal]
- In a straight line.
- The crankshaft and connecting rods of an engine convert the rectilinear motion of the pistons to rotary motion of the flywheel.
- Italian: rettilineo
Rectilinear may refer to:
arrowlike, dead straight, direct, even, flat, horizontal, in a line, level, lineal, linear, rectilineal, right, ruler-straight, smooth, straight, straight-cut, straight-front, straight-side, streamlined, true, unbending, unbent, unbowed, unbroken, uncurved, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, uninterrupted, unswerving, unturned, upright, vertical