6851 perpendicular - Definition of perpendicular at Define.com Dictionary and Thesaurus (define perpendicular)
 A:link {color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:active{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:visited{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:hover{color:inherit;text-decoration: underline;font-style:inherit} From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Perpendicular \Per'pen*dic"u*lar\, adjective [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. 2. (Geom.) At right angles to a given line or surface; as, the line ad is perpendicular to the line bc. {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. From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Perpendicular \Per'pen*dic"u*lar\, noun 1. A line at right angles to the plane of the horizon; a vertical line or direction. 2. (Geom.) A line or plane falling at right angles on another line or surface, or making equal angles with it on each side. From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:adjective 1: intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other" [ant: {oblique}, {parallel}] 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" [syn: {vertical}] [ant: {inclined}, {horizontal}] 3: extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff" noun 2: a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting [syn: {perpendicular style}, {English-Gothic}, {English-Gothic architecture}] 4: an extremely steep faceFrom Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]: Define.com is a registered nonprofit corporation dedicated solely to the global public interest and the advancement of humanity. It belongs to all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, free speech, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, global monetary reform, Secular Humanism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of The War on Drugs. Let's see what we can do if we put our heads together. 0