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Perpendicular

Perpendicular

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Extremely steep
"The great perpendicular face of the cliff"
(2)   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"
(3)   Intersecting at or forming right angles
"The axes are perpendicular to each other"

noun


(4)   An extremely steep face
(5)   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
(6)   A Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
(7)   A straight line at right angles to another line
Wiktonary



Proper noun


Perpendicular
  1. Of a style of English Gothic architecture from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.