# perpendicular meaning

EN[ˌpɜː.pənˈdɪk.jə.lə(ɹ)] [pɝ.pɛnˈdɪk.ju.lɝ] [pɝ.pənˈdɪk.jə.lɝ]WPerpendicular

- In elementary geometry, the property of being perpendicular (perpendicularity) is the relationship between two lines which meet at a right angle (90 degrees). The property extends to other related geometric objects.
- A line is said to be perpendicular to another line if the two lines intersect at a right angle.
- Perpendicularity easily extends to segments and rays.
- A line is said to be perpendicular to a plane if it is perpendicular to every line in the plane that it intersects. Note that this definition depends on the definition of perpendicularity between lines.

EN Perpendicular

- NounPLperpendicularsPREper-
- AdjectiveCOMmore perpendicularSUPmost perpendicular
- (geometry) At or forming a right angle (to).
- 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.

- 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

- (geometry) At or forming a right angle (to).
- More Examples
- Used in the Middle of Sentence
- The anteroposterior axis was
**perpendicular**to the plane defined by the superoinferior axis and the transmalleolar axis. - Muscle bundles run both parallel and
**perpendicular**to the dermal surfaces of the fin (as seen in Fig 3 ), but only bundles running parallel to the dermal surface showed colabeling. - The anteroposterior axis was
**perpendicular**to the plane defined by the superoinferior axis and the transcondylar axis.

- The anteroposterior axis was

- Used in the Middle of Sentence

## Definition of __perpendicular__ in English Dictionary

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