Synonyms for orthogonal

Synonyms for (adj) orthogonal

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: perpendicular

Definition: intersecting at or forming right angles

Usage: the axes are perpendicular to each other

Synonyms: orthogonal

Definition: statistically unrelated

Similar words: unrelated

Definition: lacking a logical or causal relation

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: irrelevant

Definition: having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

Usage: an irrelevant comment; irrelevant allegations

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