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Perpendicular

Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large ...

orient

orient (verbs)   Reference library

Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
576 words

...; ( b ) Preceded by a noun (to which it should be hyphenated): business-, community-, family-, service-oriented/orientated . But when adverbs denoting position or orientation follow the past participle, only oriented is used, e.g. oriented horizontally, perpendicularly, obliquely, north, east , etc. Further examples: (orient(ed)) Man needs relations with other people in order to orient himself —R. May, 1953 ; He can begin the next big step…of becoming emotionally more independent of his parents and oriented instead towards the outside...

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