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  • Definition: The word orthogonal is derived from the Greek words orthos, meaning “upright,” and gonia, meaning “angle.” Hence, orthogonal literally means “right-angled.” The Latin equivalent is rectangular.

    Source: Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 3rd edition by David Poole (note-custom edition titled Matrix Algebra)

  • Listed under: General Math Terminology, Abstract Algebra, Differential Equations

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