Associations to the word «Perpendicular»


PERPENDICULAR, adjective. (geometry) At or forming a right angle (to).
PERPENDICULAR, noun. (geometry) A line or plane that is perpendicular to another.
PERPENDICULAR, noun. A device such as a plumb line that is used in making or marking a perpendicular line.
PERPENDICULAR, adjective. (architecture) Of a style of English Gothic architecture from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
PERPENDICULAR PRONOUN, noun. (humorous) (derogatory) The first-person singular pronoun "I".
PERPENDICULAR PRONOUNS, noun. Plural of perpendicular pronoun
PERPENDICULAR RECORDING, noun. A technique of creating magnetic data storage using vertical as opposed to longitudinal magnetization. Becoming more common now in laptop hard disk drives.

Dictionary definition

PERPENDICULAR, noun. A straight line at right angles to another line.
PERPENDICULAR, noun. A Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting.
PERPENDICULAR, noun. 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.
PERPENDICULAR, noun. An extremely steep face.
PERPENDICULAR, adjective. Intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other".
PERPENDICULAR, adjective. 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".
PERPENDICULAR, adjective. Extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff".

Wise words

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