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perpendicular

1. at right angles to a horizontal plane
2. denoting, relating to, or having the style of Gothic architecture used in England during the 14th and 15th centuries, characterized by tracery having vertical lines, a four-centred arch, and fan vaulting
3. Geometry a line or plane perpendicular to another
4. any instrument used for indicating the vertical line through a given point
5. Mountaineering a nearly vertical face
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Perpendicular

Line or plane that meets another at right angles.

perpendicular

[¦pər·pən¦dik·yə·lər]
(mathematics)
Geometric objects are perpendicular if they intersect in an angle of 90°.
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Fujitsu Laboratories has now developed a process for manufacturing carbon nanotubes, a material known for its high thermal conductivity in a cylindrical structure, and in which the combination of process temperature and pressure is precisely controlled to grow dense, uniform arrays of perpendicularly oriented carbon nanotubes.
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