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Overview of noun perpendicular

The noun perpendicular has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. perpendicular

(a straight line at right angles to another line)

2. perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture

(a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting)

3. plumb line, perpendicular

(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)

4. perpendicular

(an extremely steep face)

Overview of adj perpendicular

The adj perpendicular has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. perpendicular

(intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other")

2. vertical, perpendicular

(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. perpendicular

(extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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