Definitions for orthogonal

Definitions for (adj) orthogonal

Main entry: orthogonal, rectangular

Definition: having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles

Usage: wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes; a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system

Main entry: orthogonal

Definition: statistically unrelated

Main entry: orthogonal, extraneous, immaterial, impertinent

Definition: not pertinent to the matter under consideration

Usage: an issue extraneous to the debate; the price was immaterial; mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

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