orthogonal

Pronunciation Adjective

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Pronunciation Adjective

**orthogonal** (*not comparable*)

- (
*geometry*) Of two objects, at right angles; perpendicular to each other.*A chord and the radius that bisects it are***orthogonal**.

- (
*mathematics*)- Of a pair of vectors: having a zero inner product; perpendicular.
*The normal vector and tangent vector at a given point are***orthogonal**.

- Of a square matrix: such that its transpose is equal to its inverse.
- Of a linear transformation: preserving its angles.
- Of grid graphs, board games and polyominoes: vertical or horizontal but not diagonal.
- Of a pair of elements in an ortholattice: each less than or equal to the orthocomplement of the other.

- Of a pair of vectors: having a zero inner product; perpendicular.
- (
*statistics*) Statistically independent, with reference to variates. - (
*software engineering*) Of two or more aspects of a problem, able to be treated separately.*The content of the message should be***orthogonal**to the means of its delivery.

- Of two or more problems or subjects, independent of or irrelevant to each other.

- French: orthogonal
- German: rechtwinklig
- Italian: ortogonale
- Portuguese: ortogonal, perpendicular
- Russian: прямоуго́льный
- Spanish: ortogonal

- French: orthogonal
- German: senkrecht, orthogonal
- Russian: ортогона́льный
- Spanish: ortogonal

- French: orthogonal
- Russian: ортогона́льный

- French: indépendant
- Spanish: independiente

**orthogonal** (*plural* orthogonals)

- An orthogonal line

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