orthogonal orthographic rectangular right-angled
nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; -- of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner, catty-cornered, diagonal, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered, oblique, skew, skewed, slanted ; {crossed, decussate, intersectant, intersecting}; {cross-grained ; {diagonal}; {orthogonal, orthographic, rectangular, right-angled ; {right, perpendicular}; {angled ; {convergent}] Also See: {convergent}, {divergent}, {diverging}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Computers) Not using parallel processing; -- of computers. [Narrower terms: {serial}] PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • angled — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right perpendicular — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orthogonal — Or*thog o*nal, a. [Cf. F. orthogonal.] Right angled; rectangular; as, an orthogonal intersection of one curve with another. [1913 Webster] {Orthogonal projection}. See under {Orthographic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orthogonal projection — Orthogonal Or*thog o*nal, a. [Cf. F. orthogonal.] Right angled; rectangular; as, an orthogonal intersection of one curve with another. [1913 Webster] {Orthogonal projection}. See under {Orthographic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthogonal — orthogonality, n. orthogonally, adv. /awr thog euh nl/, adj. 1. Math. a. Also, orthographic. pertaining to or involving right angles or perpendiculars: an orthogonal projection. b. (of a system of real functions) defined so that the integral of… …   Universalium

  • bias catacorner cata-cornered catercorner cater-cornered catty-corner catty-cornered diagonal kitty-corner kitty-cornered oblique skew skewed slanted — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convergent — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crossed decussate intersectant intersecting — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-grained — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diagonal — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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