adverb see rectilinear

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  • Rectilinearly — Rectilineal Rec ti*lin e*al ( l?n ?*al), Rectilinear Rec ti*lin e*ar ( l?n ?*?r), a. [Recti + lineal, linear.] Straight; consisting of a straight line or lines; bounded by straight lines; as, a rectineal angle; a rectilinear figure or course.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rectilinearly — See rectilinear. * * * …   Universalium

  • rectilinearly — rec·ti·linearly …   English syllables

  • rectilinearly — adverb see rectilinear …   Useful english dictionary

  • rectilinear — rectilinearly, adv. /rek tl in ee euhr/, adj. 1. forming a straight line. 2. formed by straight lines. 3. characterized by straight lines. 4. moving in a straight line. Also, rectilineal. [1650 60; < LL rectiline(us) (recti RECTI + line(a) LINE1… …   Universalium

  • rectilinear — adjective Etymology: Late Latin rectilineus, from Latin rectus + linea line Date: 1659 1. moving in or forming a straight line < rectilinear motion > 2. characterized by straight lines < the rectilinear skyline of a modern city > 3. perpendicular …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Field of view — The field of view (also field of vision) is the angular extent of the observable world that is seen at any given moment.Different animals have different fields of view, depending on the placement of the eyes. Humans have an almost 180 degree… …   Wikipedia

  • Le Sage's theory of gravitation — is the most common name for the kinetic theory of gravity originally proposed by Nicolas Fatio de Duillier in 1690 and later by Georges Louis Le Sage in 1748. The theory proposed a mechanical explanation for Newton s gravitational force in terms… …   Wikipedia

  • light — light1 lightful, adj. lightfully, adv. /luyt/, n., adj., lighter, lightest, v., lighted or lit, lighting. n. 1. something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light. 2. Physics …   Universalium

  • Borelli , Giovanni Alfonso — (1608–1679) Italian mathematician and physiologist Borelli was born in Naples. His mathematical training – he was professor at Messina and Pisa – led him to apply mathematical and mechanical laws to his two main interests, astronomy and animal… …   Scientists

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