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    shery Guest

    Default orthogonal

    Dear Teacher:

    Could you please tell me the meaning of the following sentence?

    Aren't this orthogonal to the main point?

    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: orthogonal

    It means irrelevant, not related.

    Plural: Aren't these (examples, arguments) orthogonal to the main point?
    Singular: Isn't this (example, argument) orthogonal to the main point?

    Click here: http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/O/orthogonal.html

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