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perpendicular

Pronunciation: /ˌpɜːrpənˈdɪkjələr; ˌpɜːpənˈdɪkjʊlə(r)/

Translation of perpendicular in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (vertical) [wall/surface] perpendicular al horizonte
    Example sentences
    • Most people touring the 302-square-kilometre Lushan National Park will be unruffled when they stand in front of perpendicular cliffs and look down on deep valleys.
    • It now is closed off by the forestry and is about four feet from the edge of a cliff which has a perpendicular drop of 700 ft overlooking the Masshill road.
    • The elevation of the Planalto exceeds 1000 m at the eastern end close to the Atlantic coast, and the Serra Geral facing the east forms a perpendicular cliff.
    1.2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] perpendicular to sth perpendicular a algo
    Example sentences
    • The minor axis is perpendicular to the plane of rotation of the galaxy.
    • Then, since both semicircles are perpendicular to the plane ABC, so is their line of intersection QN.
    • Subsequently, one defines planes perpendicular to such lines, positioning them at the midpoint between the connected particles.
    1.3Perpendicular (style) [Architecture/Arquitectura] gótico (masculine) tardío ([ inglés ])

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