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Blend of rounded and rectangle. In 1981, a function for quickly creating rounded rectangles was added to the Apple program LisaGraf (later renamed QuickDraw) at the request of Steve Jobs, with the program referring to this shape as the "RoundRect."[1]


roundrect (plural roundrects)

  1. A rectangle with rounded corners.
    • 2007, Rob Beschizza, "Intel Touts Toys of Future At Conference", Wired, 21 September 2007:
      The iPhone is, officially, King of Design: when even Intel is mirroring your new roundrect bezels, you have won that particular game.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.


  1. ^ Andy Hertzfield, Revolution in the Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made, O'Reilly Media (2005), ISBN 0596007191, page 46