Definition of Perpendicular


  • an extremely steep face
  • 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
    - plumb line
  • a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England
    characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
    - perpendicular style - english gothic - english gothic architecture
  • a straight line at right angles to another line


  • extremely steep
    "the great perpendicular face of the cliff"
  • at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
    "a vertical camera angle"
    "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"
    "measure the perpendicular height"
  • intersecting at or forming right angles
    "the axes are perpendicular to each other"
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Unscramble perpendicular

1629 unscramble word found using the letters perpendicular.

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