Dictionary Results for perpendicular


1. perpendicular - noun

· a straight line at right angles to another line

Hypernym(s): straight_line




2. perpendicular - noun

· a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting

Synonym(s): perpendicular_style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic_architecture

Hypernym(s): Gothic, Gothic_architecture




3. 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

Synonym(s): plumb_line

Hypernym(s): cord




4. perpendicular - noun

· an extremely steep face

Hypernym(s): face




5. perpendicular - adjective

· intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"

Antonym(s): oblique, parallel




6. 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"

Synonym(s): vertical




7. perpendicular - adjective

· so steep as to be nearly veritcal; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff"





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