1. the relation of opposition between things at right angles
Derivationally related forms: ↑perpendicular
Hypernyms: ↑opposition
2. the quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon)
Derivationally related forms: ↑perpendicular
Hypernyms: ↑rectangularity, ↑oblongness

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