Definition:Geometric Figure/Rectilineal Figure

From ProofWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


In the words of Euclid:

Rectilineal figures are those which are contained by straight lines, trilateral figures being those contained by three, quadrilateral those contained by four, and multi-lateral those contained by more than four straight lines.

(The Elements: Book $\text{I}$: Definition $19$)

Also known as

A rectilineal figure is also known as a rectilinear figure.

Also see

  • Results about rectilineal figures can be found here.