English - Vietnamese Dictionary
perpendicular /,pə:pən'dikjulə/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- (+ to) vuông góc, trực giao
- perpendicular to a line: vuông góc với một đường
- (đùa cợt) đứng, đứng ngay
- danh từ
- đường vuông góc, đường trực giao
+a straight line at right angles to another line
+a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
+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
+an extremely steep face
+intersecting at or forming right angles
+at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
Advanced English Dictionary
1 erect, upright, vertical, plumb, straight (up and down):
The plumb-line shows that the wall isn't perpendicular.
2 Often, perpendicular to. at right angles (to), at 90 degrees (to):
The two paths are perpendicular to one another.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (to sth) (usually technical) forming an angle of 90? with another line or surface; upright and going straight up: Are the lines perpendicular to each other? + The staircase was almost perpendicular (= very steep).
2 (Perpendicular) (architecture) connected with a style of architecture common in England in the 14th and 15th centuries, that makes use of vertical lines and wide arches
+ noun (the perpendicular) [sing.] a line, position or direction that is exactly perpendicular: The wall is a little out of the perpendicular.
1 pointing straight up
an almost perpendicular staircase
2 at an angle of 90° to sth
exactly | almost | mutually
two mutually perpendicular directions
The axis of the moon will now be exactly perpendicular to that of the earth.
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