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rectangle

noun [C]  /ˈrek·tæŋ·ɡəl/ us  
geometry a flat shape with four sides and four 90° angles, with opposite sides of equal length and two sides longer than the other two
Translations of “rectangle”
in Korean 직사각형…
in Arabic مُسْتَطيل…
in French rectangle…
in Turkish dikdörtgen…
in Italian rettangolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長方形, 矩形…
in Russian прямоугольник…
in Polish prostokąt…
in Spanish rectángulo…
in Portuguese retângulo…
in German das Rechteck…
in Catalan rectangle…
in Japanese 長方形…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长方形, 矩形…
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