- s characterized by a straight line or lines
rectilinear patterns in wallpaper
the rectilinear propagation of light
- Burma's stately, rectilinear capital, the visitor may still come by night upon lanterns or candles at dangerous street intersections; they are placed there by superstitious .
- In California his rectilinear houses seemed a natural evolution of the Mission tradition.
- Cubist Mondrian's crisp, rectilinear paintings, once scoffed at as being mere linoleum patterns, have been one of the most pervasive influences in 20th century design.