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1. perpendicular

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

Synonyms

  • Gothic
  • Gothic architecture
  • perpendicular style
  • English-Gothic
  • English-Gothic architecture

Antonyms

  • dishonesty
  • curly
  • straightness
  • curved

Etymology

  • perpendiculum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Perpendicular

  • extracurricular
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  • vehicular
  • particular
  • curricular

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A common misspelling of perpendicular is perpindicular

Example sentences of the word perpendicular


1. Noun, singular or mass
Stand perpendicular to the wall, and keep your grasping arm at about shoulder height.

2. Adverb
Set up one or more temporary posts with cross beams that run perpendicular to the joists.

3. Adjective
Park the vehicle so that it is perpendicular to the wall, with the headlights facing the wall.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Unroll the carpet padding and lay it perpendicular to the direction that the carpet will run.

2. perpendicular

noun. ['ˌpɝːpənˈdɪkjəlɝ'] an extremely steep face.

Antonyms

  • orthodoxy

Etymology

  • perpendiculum (Latin)

3. perpendicular

adjective. ['ˌpɝːpənˈdɪkjəlɝ'] intersecting at or forming right angles.

Synonyms

  • orthogonal
  • normal
  • rectangular

Antonyms

  • oblique
  • low
  • unerect
  • unrighteous

Etymology

  • perpendiculum (Latin)

4. perpendicular

adjective. ['ˌpɝːpənˈdɪkjəlɝ'] at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line.

Synonyms

  • upright
  • vertical
  • upended
  • unsloped
  • orientation
  • plumb
  • straight

Antonyms

  • inclined
  • gradual
  • crooked
  • moderate

Etymology

  • perpendiculum (Latin)

5. perpendicular

noun. ['ˌpɝːpənˈdɪkjəlɝ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • plummet
  • sounding line
  • plumb bob
  • lead line
  • plumb rule
  • plumb
  • plumb line

Antonyms

  • vertical
  • unburden
  • indirect
  • dishonest

Etymology

  • perpendiculum (Latin)

6. perpendicular

adjective. ['ˌpɝːpənˈdɪkjəlɝ'] extremely steep.

Antonyms

  • ascent

Etymology

  • perpendiculum (Latin)

7. perpendicular

noun. ['ˌpɝːpənˈdɪkjəlɝ'] a straight line at right angles to another line.

Antonyms

  • discontinuous

Etymology

  • perpendiculum (Latin)
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