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See definition of perpendicular on Dictionary.com
  • adj.meeting at right angles
  • adj.straight up and down; standing up
  • adj.having a sharp pitch or slope

synonyms for perpendicular

  • crosswise
See also synonyms for: perpendicularity
  • erect
  • on end
  • plumb
  • straight
  • upright
  • vertical
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Put your feet on the socks, and start in a standard push-up position, with your hands on the yoga mat, your body perpendicular to the mat.
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Aggressively working 550 cord perpendicular across a zip tie will weaken the plastic until it eventually breaks.
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Let the line from the origin to A and the origin to B, 2 perpendicular radii of a circle centered at the origin.
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In the parish churches, many of which are of great interest, the predominant styles are Decorated and Perpendicular.
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Among the Perpendicular additions to the church last named may be noted a very beautiful oaken rood-screen.
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The water-piston is 10 inches in diameter, drawing and forcing 35 feet perpendicular, equal beam.
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Le Bouton was dominated by a perpendicular rock two thousand feet high.
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They were at the foot of one of the narrow almost perpendicular blocks that rose between Pine and California streets.
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WORDS RELATED TO PERPENDICULAR

  • angular
  • crisscross
  • cross
  • diagonal
  • mullioned
  • over
  • perpendicular
  • transversal
  • transverse
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