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 for rectilinear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. -- Rec`ti*lin"e*al*ly, adv. --
     Rec`ti*lin"e*ar*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characterized by a straight line or lines; "rectilinear
             patterns in wallpaper"; "the rectilinear propagation of
             light" [syn: rectilinear, rectilineal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "rectilinear":
     arrowlike, dead straight, direct, even, flat, horizontal,
     in a line, level, lineal, linear, rectilineal, right,
     ruler-straight, smooth, straight, straight-cut, straight-front,
     straight-side, streamlined, true, unbending, unbent, unbowed,
     unbroken, uncurved, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted,
     uninterrupted, unswerving, unturned, upright, vertical

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