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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

At or forming a right angle to or with an intersecting line or plane. Also: Upright or vertical; pointing to the zenith.

Usage examples (38)
  • The wall should be perpendicular to the floor.
  • The great perpendicular face of the cliff
  • The axes are perpendicular to each other
  • "Beach!" retorted Barnstable; "do you call a perpendicular rock of a hundred feet in height a beach!" for more
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