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rectilinear (adjective), more rectilinear, most rectilinear
1. Characterized by straight lines: Since Edward and his wife didn’t like flowery patterns for their wallpaper, they chose colorful one-dimensional, or rectilinear, patterns instead.
2. Etymology: "a straightforward line of descent", from Late Latin rectilineus which comes from the Latin words rectus, "straight" + linea, "line".

A lesser-known variant, "rectilineal", comes from the same Late Latin rectilineus and employs the -al suffix instead of -ar.

Rectilineal still shows up occasionally, but rectilinear is used much more.

This entry is located in the following units: -ar (page 6) lino-, lin-, line- (page 2) recti-, rect- (page 3) regi-, reg-, rec-, rex- (page 6)