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- n. The condition of being perpendicular.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being perpendicular.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being perpendicular.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon)
- n. the relation of opposition between things at right angles
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This method of balancing themselves by the direction of their pressure against the floor, becomes disordered by the unusual mode of action in turning round, and they begin to lose their perpendicularity, that is, they become vertiginous; but without any apparent circular motions of visible objects.
The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain.
There is something anarchic about things that don't conform to society's penchant for perpendicularity.
If I assume perpendicularity the resolvant vector between the Earth's orbital velocity and the astreroid's velocity is 44km/sec and this means the velocity of the asteroid in heliocentric coordinates was about 33km/sec.
It seems to me that deliberate resistance to this tendency is a little like "leaning into the wind" and results in a posture in proper perpendicularity to the earth--balanced in the middle as opposed to leaning one way or the other.
That, my friends, is the perpendicularity of Horatio Caine.
Pay attention, however, and you will see that most every frame involves the pedagogy of perpendicularity.
I was smoking a joint on the steps of the public library when a cold wind blew in from no cardinal point, but from the top of the night sky, a force of pure perpendicularity that bent the sparsely leaved boughs of the old alder shadowing the steps straight down toward the Earth, as if a gigantic someone directly above were pursing his lips and aiming a long breath directly at the ground.
It comes with an inspection certificate verifying its accuracy, and also includes adjustment screws for perpendicularity, side, and index error checks, standard for all sextants.
And it must be remembered that the cliff exhibits an intensifying feature which some of those are without — sheer perpendicularity from the half-tide level.