perpendicular

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin perpendiculum (plumb line).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpɜː.pənˈdɪk.jə.lə(ɹ)/ enPR: pû"pəndĭ'kyələ(r),
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɝ.pɛnˈdɪk.ju.lɝ/, /pɝ.pənˈdɪk.jə.lɝ/

Adjective[edit]

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perpendicular (comparative more perpendicular, superlative most perpendicular)

  1. (geometry) At or forming a right angle (to).
    • 2012 March 1, Henry Petroski, “Opening Doors”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 112-3: 
      A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place. Applying a force tangential to the knob is essentially equivalent to applying one perpendicular to a radial line defining the lever.
    In most houses, the walls are perpendicular to the floor.

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Noun[edit]

perpendicular (plural perpendiculars)

  1. (geometry) A line or plane that is perpendicular to another.
  2. A device such as a plumb line that is used in making or marking a perpendicular line.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin perpendiculāris, from perpendiculum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /pɨɾ.pẽ.di.ku.ˈlaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: per‧pen‧di‧cu‧lar

Adjective[edit]

perpendicular

  1. perpendicular.

Noun[edit]

perpendicular f

  1. perpendicular.

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