Definition of perpendicularly in US English:



  • See perpendicular

    • ‘Keeping the torso vertical, take a step rearward lowering the body perpendicularly to the floor.’
    • ‘This enzyme is composed of two distinct subcomplexes, arranged perpendicularly to each other in an L-shaped structure, which undergo independent assembly.’
    • ‘The camera selector may include a first circuit board containing passive electronics perpendicularly coupled to a second circuit board containing active electronics.’
    • ‘If you whack at a stalk perpendicularly, I learned, your machete simply bounces back.’
    • ‘When the axis is tilted up or forward (which is referred to as mid-roll), the track of the ball is rotating more horizontally than perpendicularly to the lane.’