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  Words related to perpendicular

Related / Similar Words: plumb line, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture, vertical

 

Definition:
  • an extremely steep face;
  • 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;
  • a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting;
  • a straight line at right angles to another line;
  • extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff";
  • 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";
  • intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other";

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    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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