Vertical meaning

vûrtĭ-kəl
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(anatomy) Of or relating to the vertex of the head.
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Relating to or composed of elements at different levels, as of society.
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At, or made up of elements at, different levels, as of industrial production and distribution or of social status.
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(economics) Relating to or involving all stages from production to sale.

Vertical integration.

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(medicine) Of or relating to transmission of a disease or condition from parent to offspring, either through genetic inheritance or through circumstances occurring between conception and birth.
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(biol.) In the direction in which the axis lies; lengthwise.
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Something vertical, as a line, plane, or circle.
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A vertical position.
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The definition of vertical is something at a right angle to the horizon.

An example of something which would be described as standing vertical is something that is standing directly upright at a right angle to the flat ground.

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Of, at, or in the vertex or zenith.
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(anat., zool.) Of the vertex of the head.
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A vertical line, plane, circle, etc.
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Upright position.
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A vertical position.
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Being or situated at right angles to the horizon; upright.
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Situated at the vertex or highest point; directly overhead.
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(anatomy) Relating to the vertex of the head.
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Something vertical, as a line, plane, or circle.
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A vertical geometrical figure; a perpendicular.
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An individual slat in a set of vertical blinds.
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A vertical component of a structure.
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(marketing) A vertical market.

We offer specialised accounting software targeting various verticals.

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Along the direction of a plumbline or along a straight line that includes the center of the Earth.
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In a two dimensional Cartesian co-ordinate system, describing the axis oriented normal (perpendicular, at right angles) to the horizontal axis.
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(marketing) Of or pertaining to vertical markets.
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Being or situated at right angles to the horizon; upright.
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Situated at the vertex or highest point; directly overhead.
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(medicine) Relating to transmission of a disease or condition from parent to offspring, either through genetic inheritance or through circumstances occurring between conception and birth.
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Origin of vertical

  • Late Latin verticālis overhead from Latin vertex vertic- highest point vertex

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