Synonyms of perpendicular


1. perpendicular, straight line

usage: a straight line at right angles to another line

2. perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture, Gothic, Gothic architecture

usage: a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting

3. plumb line, perpendicular, cord

usage: 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

4. perpendicular, face

usage: an extremely steep face


1. perpendicular (vs. oblique) (vs. parallel), normal, orthogonal, rectangular, right

usage: intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"

2. vertical (vs. inclined) (vs. horizontal), perpendicular, plumb, upended, upright, unsloped, steep, straight

usage: 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"

3. perpendicular, steep (vs. gradual)

usage: extremely steep; "the great perpendicular face of the cliff"

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