# HyperDic: perpendicular

 ADJECTIVE NOUN all perpendicular intersecting at or forming right angles all perpendicular, vertical at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line all perpendicular extremely steep shape perpendicular a straight line at right angles to another line cognition perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England artifact perpendicular, plumb line a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity artifact perpendicular an extremely steep face
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Meaning Example intersecting at or forming right angles. "the axes are perpendicular to each other" normal forming a right angle orthogonal, rectangular Having a set of mutually perpendicular axes right Having the axis perpendicular to the base oblique slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled parallel everywhere equidistant and not intersecting normal, perpendicular normal, perpendicular perpendicular a straight line at right angles to another line perpendicularity the quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon) perpendicularity the relation of opposition between things at right angles perpendicularly in a perpendicular manner
Meaning Example At right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line. "measure the perpendicular height" vertical orientation Position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions plumb exactly vertical upended turned up on end upright, unsloped In a vertical position steep Having a sharp inclination straight Having no deviations horizontal parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line inclined At an angle to the horizontal or vertical position vertical vertical perpendicularity the quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon) perpendicularity the relation of opposition between things at right angles
Meaning Example Extremely steep. "the great perpendicular face of the cliff" steep Having a sharp inclination perpendicular perpendicular an extremely steep face
Meaning Broader A straight line at right angles to another line. straight line A line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction perpendicularidad, perpendicular perpendicular perpendicular intersecting at or forming right angles
Meaning Synonyms A Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting. perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture Tudor architecture A style of English-Gothic architecture popular during the Tudor period Gothic, Gothic architecture A style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries arquitectura gótica inglesa, gótico inglés, perpendicular perpendicular
Meaning Synonym 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. plumb line plumb bob, plumb, plummet The metal bob of a plumb line lead line, sounding line (nautical) plumb line for determining depth plumb rule A plumb line attached to a narrow board cord A line made of twisted fibers or threads plomada plomada, plom
Meaning Broader An extremely steep face. face A vertical surface of a building or cliff perpendicular perpendicular perpendicular extremely steep