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Definition of tripendicular :.

(trī'pən-dĭk'yə-lər)

  1. 1. (adj.) akin to, or the disorienting view one has while falling or moving as in an arc, or in a direction other than just horizontal or vertical.

    Origins: And alteration from perpendicular and parallel. Looking at per-, weigh or by way of, refers to dividing or crossing a path (a 90 degree angle to a path). Similarly, para-, along side of, refers to following next to a path (a zero degree angle to the path). Using tri-, made of three groups, refers to the third orientation to a path, which is made up of a percentage of per- and para-.

    Example: They traveled tripendicularly on the roller coaster.

    Submitted by: Anonymous, Topics: Science & Technology

 

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