orthogonal

[ awr-thog-uh-nl ]SEE DEFINITION OF orthogonal
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Velocities in linkages were determined by orthogonal components transferred from link to link.

In the first place, each of these figures may be conceived as an orthogonal projection of a closed plane-faced polyhedron.

The involutes are “orthogonal trajectories” of the tangents to the common evolute.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from French orthogonal, from orthogone, from Late Latin orthogonius, from Greek orthogonios "right-angled," from ortho- "straight" (see ortho-) + gonia "angle," related to gony "knee" (see knee (n.)). Related: Orthogonally.

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