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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-thog-uh-nl]
    • /ɔrˈθɒg ə nl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-thog-uh-nl]
    • /ɔrˈθɒg ə nl/

Definitions of orthogonally word

  • adjective orthogonally Mathematics. Also, orthographic. pertaining to or involving right angles or perpendiculars: an orthogonal projection. (of a system of real functions) defined so that the integral of the product of any two different functions is zero. (of a system of complex functions) defined so that the integral of the product of a function times the complex conjugate of any other function equals zero. (of two vectors) having an inner product equal to zero. (of a linear transformation) defined so that the length of a vector under the transformation equals the length of the original vector. (of a square matrix) defined so that its product with its transpose results in the identity matrix. 1
  • adjective orthogonally Crystallography. referable to a rectangular set of axes. 1
  • noun orthogonally In an orthogonal manner; perpendicularly; at right angles. 1

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Origin of orthogonally

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
1565-75; obsolete orthogon(ium) right triangle (< Late Latin orthogōnium < Greek orthogṓnion (neuter) right-angled, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + -gōnion -gon) + -al1

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orthogonally popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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