Horizontal definition

hôrĭ-zŏntl, hŏr-
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Of, relating to, or near the horizon.
adjective
17
6
Something, such as a line, plane, or object, that is horizontal.
noun
14
4
Flat and even; level.
adjective
13
4
Of or near the horizon.

Horizontal parallax.

adjective
8
3
A horizontal line, plane, etc.
noun
7
2
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Occupying or restricted to the same level in a hierarchy.

A horizontal study of verbal ability; a horizontal transfer by an employee.

adjective
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Position parallel to the horizon.
noun
5
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Something, such as a line, plane, or object, that is horizontal.
noun
5
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Relating to or near the horizon.
adjective
4
1
The definition of horizontal is something that is parallel to the horizon (the area where the sky seems to meet the earth).

An example of a horizontal line is one that goes across the paper.

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Parallel to the plane of the horizon; not vertical.
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(medicine) Of or relating to transmission of infection by contact with or physical proximity to an infected individual or fomite.
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Parallel to or in the plane of the horizon.
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At right angles to a vertical line.
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At, or made up of elements at, the same levels of industrial production and distribution, or of status.
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Placed, operating, or acting chiefly in a direction parallel to the horizon.
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(medicine) Relating to transmission of infection by contact with or physical proximity to an infected individual or fomite.
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Parallel to or in the plane of the horizon.
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At right angles to a vertical line.
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Perpendicular to the vertical; parallel to the plane of the horizon; level, flat.
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(marketing) Relating to horizontal markets.
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(archaic) Pertaining to the horizon.
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A horizontal component of a structure.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
horizontal
Plural:
horizontals

Origin of horizontal

  • French from Latin horizōn horizont- horizon horizon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French horizontal

    From Wiktionary