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**perpendicular**(n = noun.shape) - a straight line at right angles to another line;
is a kind of
straight line
**perpendicular**(n = noun.cognition) english-gothic, english-gothic architecture, perpendicular style - a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting;
is a kind of
gothic,
gothic architecture
**perpendicular**(n = noun.artifact) plumb line - 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;
is a kind of
cord
**perpendicular**(n = noun.artifact) - an extremely steep face;
is a kind of
face

Derived form adjective perpendicular

has particulars: tudor architecture

has particulars: lead line, sounding line, plumb rule

has parts: plumb, plumb bob, plummet

Derived form adjective perpendicular

**perpendicular**(a = adj.all) - intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"
Antonyms:
oblique,
parallel
**perpendicular**(a = adj.all) vertical - 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"
Derived forms
noun perpendicularity**perpendicular**(s = adj.all) - extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff"
Derived form
noun perpendicular

Derived forms noun perpendicular

- Exactly upright or vertical; pointing to the zenith; at right angles to the plane of the horizon; extending in a right line from any point toward the center of the earth. [
*1913 Webster*] - At right angles to a given line or surface; as, the line ad is perpendicular to the line bc. [
*1913 Webster*]

- A line at right angles to the plane of the horizon; a vertical line or direction. [
*1913 Webster*] - A line or plane falling at right angles on another line or surface, or making equal angles with it on each side. [
*1913 Webster*]

--adj.

1 a at right angles to the plane of the horizon. b (usu. foll. by to) Geom. at right angles (to a given line, plane, or surface).

2 upright, vertical.

3 (of a slope etc.) very steep.

4 (Perpendicular) Archit. of the third stage of English Gothic (15th-16th c.) with vertical tracery in large windows.

5 joc. in a standing position.

--n.

1 a perpendicular line.

2 a plumb-rule or a similar instrument.

3 (prec. by the) a perpendicular line or direction (is out of the perpendicular).

Derivative

perpendicularity n. perpendicularly adv.

Etymology

ME f. L perpendicularis f. perpendiculum plumb-line f. PER- + pendere hang

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