# What is the difference between perpendicular and perpendicular bisector?

**Perpendicular**means a line making an angle 90° either with its horizontal or vertical. And a

**perpendicular bisector**is that line which lies

**between**these lines and making an angle of 45° with both the lines.

Also know, is a bisector always perpendicular?

When it is exactly at right angles to PQ it is called the **perpendicular bisector**. In general, 'to bisect' something means to cut it into two equal parts. The '**bisector**' is the thing doing the cutting. With a **perpendicular bisector**, the **bisector always** crosses the line segment at right angles (90°).

Furthermore, are right bisector and perpendicular bisector the same thing? A (**segment**) **bisector** is any **segment**, line, or ray that splits another **segment** into two congruent parts. A **perpendicular bisector** is a special, more specific form of a **segment bisector**. In addition to splitting another **segment** into two equal parts, it also forms a **right angle** (90˚) with said **segment**.

Likewise, what is the difference between perpendicular bisector and altitude?

1 Answer. Segment joining a vertex to the mid-point of opposite side is called a median. **Perpendicular** from a vertex to opposite side is called **altitude**. A Line which passes through the mid-point of a segment and is **perpendicular** on the segment is called the **perpendicular bisector** of the segment.

What is a perpendicular line?

In elementary geometry, the property of being **perpendicular** (perpendicularity) is the relationship between two **lines** which meet at a right angle (90 degrees). The property extends to other related geometric objects. A **line** is said to be **perpendicular** to another **line** if the two **lines** intersect at a right angle.