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rectilinear

adjective uk   /ˌrek.tɪˈlɪn.i.ər/  us   /-təˈlɪn.i.ɚ/ formal
moving in or formed from straight lines: a rectilinear street plan
Translations of “rectilinear”
in Chinese (Traditional) 直線運動的, 成直線的, 直線構成的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直线运动的, 成直线的, 直线构成的…
(Definition of rectilinear from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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