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  • adv. In an orthogonal manner; perpendicularly; at right angles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Perpendicularly; at right angles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Perpendicularly; at right angles; with right angles.


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  • More orthogonally, my fantasy The Dragons of the Cuyahoga was actually inspired by a SF novel, In The Cube by David Alexander Smith.

    MIND MELD: Who are Your Literary Influences in the Ongoing Conversation of Science Fiction?

  • A non-sacred, state-recognized contract certified by a state authorized agent orthogonally dressed up with whatever ritual elements, religious or not, you want to throw on top to call it “marriage” by your own definition.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Civil Unions in Hawaii?

  • I'd say its peculiar starting place -- the crossover between erotic fetish and violent automobile crashes -- is deliberately taken orthogonally from what the reader might expect I suppose the reader might expect a novel about sexual sado-masochism into uncannier realms, where it is not just violence upon the body but the machine, and death, that constitute our erotic life.

    J G Ballard, Crash (1973)

  • Your hypothetical global criminal would need to bring the asteroid down on and allow the transglobal vulcanism to well up on 2 enemy states orthogonally positioned, while his own state was offset 1/4 of an earth circumference from the target states.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » AsteroidGate

  • All pieces, except the knight, move either orthogonally (that is, forward, backward, or to the side), or diagonally.

    Crash Course: SHOGI « Undercover

  • Areas: An area is defined as a set of 1 or more cards, all of the same suit, all touching orthogonally.

    Wielding the Decks 7: Card-cassonne

  • Playing a card: All cards played must touch orthogonally at least one other card on the table.

    Wielding the Decks 7: Card-cassonne

  • If you're trying to get some fall off from a soft but otherwise splodgy light: I'd try dropping some strategic flags black so as not to bounce light elsewhere in the room between the softened light and the face, arranged orthogonally.

    On Assignment: Peter Yang Shoots Admiral William Fallon

  • These steps are also counted orthogonally, however empty spaces count as steps for this calculation.

    Review: Saikoro

  • Steps are counted orthogonally, and may not repeat spaces, cross over empty spaces, or cross over your opponent's piece.

    Review: Saikoro


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