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 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 Style —   [pəːpən dɪkjʊlə staɪl; englisch perpendicular »lotrecht«, »senkrecht« und style »Stil«], Perpendikularstil, Spätstil der englischen Gotik von etwa 1350 bis etwa 1520, teilweise noch bis ins 17. Jahrhundert nachweisbar. Er zeichnet sich durch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Perpendicular Style — Abteikirche Bath Perpendicular Style (eng. senkrechter Stil) ist ein für England typischer Stil der Spätgotik. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Zum Begriff …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • perpendicular style — noun a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting • Syn: ↑perpendicular, ↑English Gothic, ↑English Gothic architecture • Hypernyms: ↑Gothic, ↑Gothic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perpendicular style — Phase of late Gothic architecture in England roughly parallel in time to the French Flamboyant style. The style, concerned with creating rich visual effects through decoration, was characterized by a predominance of vertical lines in stone window …   Universalium

  • 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

  • style — styleless, adj. stylelessness, n. stylelike, adj. /stuyl/, n., v. styled, styling. n. 1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their… …   Universalium

  • Perpendicular (disambiguation) — Perpendicular may refer to:* Perpendicular, in mathematics two lines at right angles * Perpendicular Period, a style and period of mediaeval English Gothic architecture * Perpendicular recording, a disc drive technology * Purpendicular , an album …   Wikipedia

  • 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|lar1 [ˌpə:pənˈdıkjulə US ˌpə:rpənˈdıkjulər] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: perpendiculer, from Latin, from perpendiculum plumb line , from pendere to hang ] 1.) not leaning to one side or the other but exactly vertical… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • perpendicular — 1 adjective 1 not leaning to one side or the other but exactly upright; vertical 1 (1): a perpendicular line | a perpendicular wall of rock 2 be perpendicular to if one line is perpendicular to another line, they form an angle of 90 degrees 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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