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Adjective
/ˌpərpənˈdikyələr/,
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At an angle of 90° to a given line, plane, or surface,
  1. At an angle of 90° to a given line, plane, or surface
    • - dormers and gables that extend perpendicular to the main roofline
  2. At an angle of 90° to the ground; vertical
    • - the perpendicular cliff
  3. (of something with a slope) So steep as to be almost vertical
    • - guest houses seem to cling by faith to the perpendicular hillside
  4. Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large windows with vertical tracery
    • - the handsome Perpendicular church of St. Andrew
Noun
  1. A straight line at an angle of 90° to a given line, plane, or surface
    • - at each division, draw a perpendicular representing the surface line
  2. Perpendicular position or direction
    • - the wall declines from the perpendicular a little inward
  3. An instrument for indicating the vertical line from any point, as a spirit level or plumb line


  1. intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"
  2. a straight line at right angles to another line
  3. 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"
  4. a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
  5. extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff"
  6. 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
  7. In geometry, two lines or planes (or a line and a plane), are considered perpendicular (or orthogonal) to each other if they form congruent adjacent angles (a T-shape). The term may be used as a noun or adjective. ...
  8. English Gothic is the name of the architectural style that flourished in England from about 1180 until about 1520.
  9. A line or plane that is perpendicular to another; A device such as a plumb line that is used in making or marking a perpendicular line; At or forming a right angle (to)
  10. (Perpendiculars) These imaginary lines come into various standard measurements of a ship's hull. The Forward Perpendicular is a vertical line at the intersection of the stem and the waterline. The Aft Perpendicular is a vertical line drawn through the centre of the rudder stock.
  11. A lunch taken standing-up at a tavern bar. It is usual to call it lunch, often as the Perpendicular may take the place of dinner.
  12. Two lines are perpendicular if the angle between them is 90 degrees.
  13. English architectural style (1330-1540).
  14. a line located at the center of a side of a polygon of fortification, drawn inward, on which a measurement is established to determine the position of the lines of defense.
  15. An architectural style dating from the mid 14th to the late 16th century, characterised by mullions reaching to the top of windows, and by the development of fan vaulting. Represents the last part of the Gothic period.
  16. a term used to identify church architecture from the beginning of the fourteenth century. It is characterized by particularly elongated forms, e.g. spires.
  17. the final phase of Gothic in England, characterised by large windows with vertical tracery and flattened arches
  18. Stitches Long column parts that have line (not curve) sides may be automatically divided into 2 or 3 parts in such a way, that most of stitches will be perpendicular to virtual axis of the column. ...
  19. Describes a line, vector, etc. pointing exactly 90° to another, such that the two lines would form a cross at right angles if drawn on top of each other.
  20. Third (last) English Gothic phase, in c14 to cl6, with straight vertical and horizontal elements, very flat arches, strong window transoms, mouldings framing doorways, blind fenestration panels, shallow mouldings, pale glass and complex vaulting including lieme or fan vaults.
  21. A late English style of Gothic architecture, late 14th to mid 16th-century, marked by vertical window-tracery, depressed or four-centre arch, fan-tracery vaulting and panelled walls.
  22. a single unique case, among an infinity of other orientations, of orthogonal (see orthogonal, above);
  23. characterized by an angle of intersection which is a right angle, typically in reference to a two-dimensional figure; in higher dimensions this property is usually referred to as "orthogonality" (being orthogonal)
  24. Lines or planes that meet or cross at 90 degrees to each other. (Right Angle, Square).
  25. A style of English Gothic architecture between c.1350-1550