Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: perpendiculer, from Latin, from perpendiculum 'plumb line', from pendere 'to hang'


1 adjective
Related topics: Agriculture
1 not leaning to one side or the other but exactly vertical [↪ vertical, horizontal]:
a perpendicular line
a perpendicular wall of rock

be perpendicular to something

HM if one line is perpendicular to another line, they form an angle of 90 degrees [= at right angles to]:
a road perpendicular to the highway


AA in the style of 14th and 15th century English churches, which are decorated with straight, upright lines
perpendicularly adverb

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