Perpendicular
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 from any point toward the center of the earth. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geom.) At right angles to a given line or surface; as, the line ad is perpendicular to the line bc. [1913 Webster]

{Perpendicular style} (Arch.), a name given to the latest variety of English Gothic architecture, which prevailed from the close of the 14th century to the early part of the 16th; -- probably so called from the vertical style of its window mullions. [1913 Webster]


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  • perpendicular — PERPENDICULÁR, Ă, perpendiculari, e, adj., s.f. 1. adj. (Despre drepte sau planuri; p. ext. despre obiecte sau părţi ale lor, despre poziţia lor etc.) Care formează între ele unghiuri adiacente egale sau unghiuri diedre adiacente egale. 2. s.f.… …   Dicționar Român

  • perpendicular — adjetivo,sustantivo femenino 1. [Línea, plano] que forma ángulo recto con otra línea u otro plano: Mi calle es perpendicular a la tuya. Voy a trazar una perpendicular en la pizarra …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • perpendicular — ► ADJECTIVE 1) at an angle of 90° to a given line, plane, or surface. 2) at an angle of 90° to the ground; vertical. 3) (Perpendicular) of the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture (late 14th to mid 16th centuries), characterized by… …   English terms dictionary

  • perpendicular — adj. 2 g. 1.  [Geometria] Que cai sobre uma linha ou plano formando ângulo reto. 2. Que forma um ângulo reto com o plano do horizonte. = VERTICAL • s. f. 3. Linha perpendicular a outra linha ou a um plano. 4. Rua que cruza ou entronca noutra,… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • perpendicular — [pʉr΄pən dik′yo͞o lər, pʉr΄pən dik′yələr] adj. [ME perpendiculer < OFr < L perpendicularis < perpendiculum, plumb line < perpendere, to weigh carefully < per , intens. + pendere, to hang: see PENDANT] 1. at right angles to a given… …   English World dictionary

  • Perpendicular — Per pen*dic u*lar, n. 1. A line at right angles to the plane of the horizon; a vertical line or direction. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line or plane falling at right angles on another line or surface, or making equal angles with it on each side.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpendicular — (v. lat.), senkrecht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Perpendicular — Perpendicular, heißt ein Vorgebirge auf der Südostküste von Neuholland …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • perpendicular — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. perpendiculer, from L. perpendicularis vertical, as a plumb line, from perpendiculum plumb line, from perpendere balance carefully, from per thoroughly + pendere to weigh, to hang (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • perpendicular — *vertical, plumb Analogous words: *steep, abrupt, precipitous, sheer Antonyms: horizontal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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