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orthogonal

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adjective or·thog·o·nal \ȯr-ˈthäg-ən-əl\

Medical Definition of orthogonal

  1. 1a:  lying or intersecting at right anglesb:  being, using, or made with three ECG leads whose axes are perpendicular to each other and to the frontal, horizontal, and sagittal axes of the body <the three orthogonal leads were recorded simultaneously on magnetic tape—Massoud Nemati et al>

  2. 2:  statistically independent <mental ability may be classified into several orthogonal…factors—O. D. Duncan>




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