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Definition of "vertical" []

  • Being or situated at right angles to the horizon; upright. (adjective)
  • Situated at the vertex or highest point; directly overhead. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Of or relating to the vertex of the head. (adjective)
  • Economics Relating to or involving all stages from production to sale: vertical integration. (adjective)
  • Relating to or composed of elements at different levels, as of society. (adjective)
  • At right angles to the horizon; perpendicular; upright (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Extending in a perpendicular direction (adjective)
  • At or in the vertex or zenith; directly overhead (adjective)
  • Of or relating to associated or consecutive, though not identical, stages of industrial activity (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the vertex (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or situated at the top of the head (vertex) (adjective)
  • A vertical plane, position, or line (noun)
  • A vertical post, pillar, or other structural member (noun)

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Use "vertical" in a sentence
  • "I can't seem to rotate the label vertical, it appears to reference the objects rotation."
  • "(On the whole, for document work, the vertical is the key statistic.)"
  • "So he proposes that crops should be grown in skyscrapers, which he calls vertical farms."