### Topic Page: Rectangles

**rectangle**from

*Philip's Encyclopedia*

**rectangle**

*The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide*

Quadrilateral (four-sided plane figure) with opposite sides equal and parallel and with each interior angle a right angle (90°). Its area A is the product of the length l and height h; that is, A = l × h. A rectangle with all four sides equal is a square.

A rectangle is a special case of a parallelogram. The diagonals of a rectangle are equal and bisect each other.

essays

Rectangles: algebraic expressions

images

rectangle

### Related Articles

##### Full text Article rectangle

Four-sided geometric figure (quadrilateral), the interior angles of which are right angles and each pair of opposite sides is of equal length...

##### Full text Article parallelogram

1. a quadrilateral the opposite sides of which are parallel, as a square, rectangle or rhombus. Plural: parallelograms Etymology: Greek parall\xc

##### Full text Article parallelogram

A quadrilateral (a shape with four sides) with opposite pairs of sides equal in length and parallel, and opposite angles equal. The diagonals of a pa