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adjective (non-comparable)
  1. (geometry) pertaining to right angles; perpendicular (to)
A chord and the radius that bisects it are .
  1. mathematical use
  1. Of two functions, linearly independent; having a zero inner product.
  2. The normal vector and tangent vector at a given point are .
  3. Of a square matrix that is the inverse of its transpose
  4. Of a linear transformation that preserves angles
    1. (statistics) statistically independent, with reference to variates
    2. (software engineering) Able to be treated separately.
    The content of the message should be to the means of its delivery.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: orthogonaal
  • French: ind├ępendant
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
  • German: orthogonal
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: Mediaeval orthogonalis, from Latin orthogonius "right-angled".


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