# Perpendicular Symbol

In geometry, the perpendicular symbol is used to show that two lines are perpendicular lines to eachother. Visually, the symbol is made up of two lines which form a perpendicular angle. Typically the perpendicular symbol is used in an expression like this:

\overline{AB} \perp \overline{CD}

In plain langauge this means that the line defined by the two points A and B and the other line defined by the two points C and D are perpendicular to each other.

Symbol Format Data
Unicode
8869

TeX
\perp
SVG