Friday, January 19, 2007


orthogonal (adj)

1. (geometry) Pertaining to right angles; perpendicular (to).


2. Of two functions, linearly independent; having a zero inner product.

3. Of a square matrix that is the inverse of its transpose.

4. Of a linear transformation that preserves angles.

5. (statistics) Statistically independent, with reference to variates.

6. (software engineering) Able to be treated separately.

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