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orthogonal


Wind and sea may displace the ship’s center of gravity along three orthogonal axes.
  meeting at right angles

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unrelated; uncorrelated, or mutually exclusive
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  • Wind and sea may displace the ship’s center of gravity along three orthogonal axes.
  • an orthogonal matrix
  • Her design has moved far beyond the orthogonal box.
  • She covered orthogonal representations as well as the vector-matrix approach.

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  • orthogonally distinct variables
  • ) We looked in at the Museum of Modern Art, a place which, rather condescendingly, I thought might offend the old man, who instead seemed thoroughly exhilarated—the clean bright orthogonal Mondrians bringing special delight to his technician’s eye.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • To use the technical term, general intelligence and practical intelligence are "orthogonal": the presence of one doesn’t imply the presence of the other.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Directly in front of the car, the Lincoln Memorial rose with rigid austerity, its orthogonal lines reminiscent of Athens’s ancient Parthenon.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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