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1. Relating to or composed of right angles.
a. Of or relating to a matrix whose transpose equals its inverse.
b. Of or relating to a linear transformation that preserves the length of vectors.
3. Very different or unrelated; sharply divergent: "Radical Islamists are ultimately seeking to create something orthogonal to our model of democracy" (Richard A. Clarke).
or·thog′o·nal′i·ty (-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
the state or condition of being orthogonal
the state or quality of being right-angled or perpendicular. — orthogonal, adj.See also: Form
the state or quality of being right-angled or perpendicular. — orthogonal, adj.See also: Mathematics
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|Noun||1.||orthogonality - the relation of opposition between things at right angles|
opposition - a direction opposite to another
|2.||orthogonality - the quality of lying or intersecting at right angles|