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  Definition of perpendicular
  1. an extremely steep face
  2. a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth''s center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point
  3. a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
  4. a straight line at right angles to another line
  5. extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff"
  6. at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a vertical camera angle"; "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"; "measure the perpendicular height"
  7. intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"
Similar Words: plumb line, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture, vertical

 

See Also: steep, straight

 

Hyponyms: lead line, sounding line, plumb rule, Tudor architecture

 

Attributes: orientation

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: loodrecht   French: perpendiculaire  
Frisian: leadrjocht   German: rechtwinklig  
Greek: κάθετος   Hungarian: merőleges  
Norwegian: loddrett   Portuguese: perpendicular  
Swedish: vinkelrät  
 
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