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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)

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.

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."