Definition of Perpendiculars

1. Noun. (plural of perpendicular) ¹

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Definition of Perpendiculars

1. perpendicular [n] - See also: perpendicular

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perpendiculars

perpend
perpended
perpender
perpenders
perpendicle
perpendicles
perpendicular
perpendicular fasciculus
perpendicular plate
perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone
perpendicular plate of palatine bone
perpendicular recording
perpendicular style
perpendicularity
perpendicularly
perpendiculars (current term)
perpending
perpends
perpension
perpensions
perpent
perpent stone
perpent stones
perpents
perper
perpers
perpession
perpessions
perpetrable
perpetrate

Literary usage of Perpendiculars

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1. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1879)
"For example, if PA, PS, PC, PD be the perpendiculars let fall from any point of ... The product of the perpendiculars from The product of the perpendiculars ..."

2. A Treatise on the Higher Plane Curves: Intended as a Sequel to A Treatise on by George Salmon (1879)
"An important property of the perpendiculars let fall from the foci on any tangent is at once derived from the equation expressed in that system of ..."

3. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1801)
"AH the perpendiculars, fuch as PR, on one lids of the plane CDFE, being equal to ... The fame mud be affirmed of all the perpendiculars PM, and of all the ..."

4. A Treatise on Surveying: Comprising the Theory and the Practice by William Mitchell Gillespie (1897)
"perpendiculars may be set out with the chain alone, by a variety of methods. ... Diagonals and perpendiculars. 96. We have seen in the preceding pages that ..."

5. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1888)
"In a rectangular tetrahedron, the perpendiculars from the angular points on the opposite faces meet in a point, the centre of perpendiculars. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1882)
"The equation of the sphere circumscribing a tetrahedron may be most simply obtained as follows : Let the four perpendiculars on each face from the opposite ..."

7. A Treatise on Land-surveying: Comprising the Theory Developed from Five by William Mitchell Gillespie (1869)
"(171) By perpendiculars. The straight line, AB in the figure, is supposed to be stop- c DEF ped by a tree, a house, or other obstacle, and it is desired to ..."

8. Chapters on the Modern Geometry of the Point, Line, and Circle: Being the by Richard Townsend (1863)
"But the converse property which establishes the relation as a criterion of concurrence of the several perpendiculars is true only for the triangle. ..."

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