senkrecht

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

senken (to sink, drop) +‎ recht (aligned)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛŋkˌʁɛçt/
  • Hyphenation: senk‧recht
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

senkrecht (not comparable)

  1. vertical (perpendicular to some roughly horizontal line, e.g. the surface of the earth)

Usage notes[edit]

  • While waagerecht and horizontal are both common for “horizontal”, senkrecht is significantally more common than vertikal, the latter being restricted chiefly to scientific usage.

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