Synonyms for perpendicular

Synonyms for (noun) perpendicular

Synonyms: perpendicular

Definition: an extremely steep face

Similar words: face

Definition: a vertical surface of a building or cliff


Synonyms: plumb line, perpendicular

Definition: 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

Similar words: cord

Definition: a line made of twisted fibers or threads

Usage: the bundle was tied with a cord


Synonyms: perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture

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

Similar words: Gothic, Gothic architecture

Definition: a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches


Synonyms: perpendicular

Definition: a straight line at right angles to another line

Similar words: straight line

Definition: a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

Usage: the shortest distance between two points is a straight line

Synonyms for (adjective) perpendicular

Synonyms: perpendicular

Definition: extremely steep

Usage: the great perpendicular face of the cliff

Similar words: steep

Definition: having a sharp inclination

Usage: the steep attic stairs; steep cliffs


Synonyms: perpendicular, vertical

Definition: at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

Usage: a vertical camera angle; the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab; measure the perpendicular height

Similar words: plumb

Definition: exactly vertical

Usage: the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb


Similar words: upended

Definition: turned up on end


Similar words: unsloped, upright

Definition: in a vertical position; not sloping

Usage: an upright post


Synonyms: perpendicular

Definition: intersecting at or forming right angles

Usage: the axes are perpendicular to each other

Similar words: normal

Definition: forming a right angle


Similar words: 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: right

Definition: having the axis perpendicular to the base

Usage: a right angle