orthogonal orthogonal  /ɔr ˈθɔ ɡə nəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) statistically unrelated
  2. (adj) having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles
  3. (adj) not pertinent to the matter under consideration

Usage(s):

  1. I love orthogonal architecture," he says, using the term for buildings based on right angles.
  2. Precisely because architects like Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid and so on have moved so far from the orthogonal box, and because computer assisted design can do so much to .
  3. An orthogonal factor matrix composed of the first ten factors was rotated to form an oblique matrix having a factor structure as nearly as possible like that found for the .

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Quotes

  1. ...the aldehyde tag appears at a specific site on a given protein, a chemical equipped to react with an aldehyde group - which is not an ordinary event, but instead is what Bertozzi calls "orthogonal to nature" - will target that location...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Carolyn Bertozzi Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "WiMax and LTE are both IP [Internet Protocol]-based technologies, so much of the implementations of both systems can be reused," said Siavash Alamouti, Intel Fellow and Mobility Group CTO. "OFDMA [orthogonal frequency-division multiple...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Siavash Alamouti Source: EETimes.com

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