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Synonyms for perpendicular

Synonyms for (noun) perpendicular

Synonyms: perpendicular Definition: an extremely steep face

Similar words: face Definition: a vertical surface of a building or cliff

Synonyms: plumb line, perpendicular Definition: 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

Similar words: cord Definition: a line made of twisted fibers or threads Usage: the bundle was tied with a cord

Synonyms: perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture Definition: a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting

Similar words: Gothic, Gothic architecture Definition: a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches

Synonyms: perpendicular Definition: a straight line at right angles to another line

Similar words: straight line Definition: a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature Usage: the shortest distance between two points is a straight line

Synonyms for (adjective) perpendicular

Synonyms: perpendicular Definition: extremely steep Usage: the great perpendicular face of the cliff

Similar words: steep Definition: having a sharp inclination Usage: the steep attic stairs; steep cliffs

Synonyms: perpendicular, vertical Definition: at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line Usage: a vertical camera angle; the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab; measure the perpendicular height

Similar words: plumb Definition: exactly vertical Usage: the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb

Similar words: upended Definition: turned up on end

Similar words: unsloped, upright Definition: in a vertical position; not sloping Usage: an upright post

Synonyms: perpendicular Definition: intersecting at or forming right angles Usage: the axes are perpendicular to each other

Similar words: normal Definition: forming a right angle

Similar words: orthogonal, rectangular Definition: having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles Usage: wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes; a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system

Similar words: right Definition: having the axis perpendicular to the base Usage: a right angle