Examples of perpendicular in a Sentence
She lives on the street that is perpendicular to mine.
river rafters staring awestruck at the canyon's nearly perpendicular cliffs
Recent Examples of perpendicular from the Web
Two of the three tombs consist of burial chambers branching off a perpendicular burial shaft, with fifteen burial holes between them—including a small hole carved out for the body of a child.
Your right shoulder, elbow, and wrist will remain aligned and perpendicular to the floor throughout the movement.
Stick the net in the water, perpendicular to the riverbank, with the current running through the net, and wait.
By 1988, the Hunchback tilted more than eight feet from the perpendicular.
But listing 253 centimeters off its perpendicular ax, the precarious minaret has long been a concern.
Using tongs, hold a steak perpendicular to grill and sear bone side and fat-cap side of steak to render out some of the fat, about 2 minutes per side.
The I-30 sign was to be 8-foot-tall steel letters, mounted on repurposed concrete construction barriers cascaded one-by-one for 500 feet perpendicular to the highway and lit after sunset.
To get around this issue, Gleason angles two rows of panels slightly off the wall’s perpendicular: In North America, solar panels also usually face south, toward the equator.
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Synonym Discussion of perpendicular
- the side of the cliff is almost vertical
- the parallel bars are perpendicular to the support posts
- make sure that the wall is plumb
First Known Use of perpendicular
PERPENDICULAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of perpendicular for English Language Learners
: going straight up or to the side at a 90 degree angle from another line or surface
PERPENDICULAR Defined for Kids
Definition of perpendicular for Students
- The letter T is made with two perpendicular lines.
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