Perpendicle
Perpendicle Per*pen"di*cle, n. [L. perpendiculum; per + pendere to hang: cf. F. perpendicule.] Something hanging straight down; a plumb line. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Perpendicular — Per pen*dic u*lar, a. [L. perpendicularis, perpendicularius: cf. F. perpendiculaire. See {Perpendicle}, {Pension}.] 1. Exactly upright or vertical; pointing to the zenith; at right angles to the plane of the horizon; extending in a right line… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpendicular style — Perpendicular Per pen*dic u*lar, a. [L. perpendicularis, perpendicularius: cf. F. perpendiculaire. See {Perpendicle}, {Pension}.] 1. Exactly upright or vertical; pointing to the zenith; at right angles to the plane of the horizon; extending in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpendiculaire — [ pɛrpɑ̃dikylɛr ] adj. et n. f. • 1520; perpendiculer 1380; lat. perpendicularis, de perpendiculum « fil à plomb » 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Vertical, d aplomb. Spécialt Écriture perpendiculaire, à caractères verticaux. ♢ Par ext. Qui se trouve à la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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