AskDefine | Define rectilinear

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rectilinear adj : characterized by a straight line or lines; "rectilinear patterns in wallpaper"; "the rectilinear propagation of light" [syn: rectilineal]

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  1. 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.

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