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Vertical vs. Lateral

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  • Vertical (adjective)

    Standing, pointing, or moving straight up or down; along the direction of a plumb line; perpendicular to something horizontal.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    In a two dimensional Cartesian co-ordinate system, describing the axis oriented normal (perpendicular, at right angles) to the horizontal axis.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to vertical markets.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    Involving different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertex or zenith.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertical geometrical figure; a perpendicular.

  • Vertical (noun)

    An individual slat in a set of vertical blinds.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertical component of a structure.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertical market.

    "We offer specialised accounting software targeting various verticals."

  • Lateral (adjective)

    To the side; of or pertaining to the side.

    "Instead of a promotion, I opted for a lateral move to a similar position in the marketing department."

  • Lateral (adjective)

    Non-linear or unconventional, as in, lateral thinking.

  • Lateral (adjective)

    Pertaining to the left or right of the body; further from the midline.

    "The medial side of the knee faces the other knee, while the outer side of the knee is lateral."

    "A fish senses changes in hydrodynamic pressure with its lateral line."

  • Lateral (adjective)

    At right angles to a line of motion or strain.

  • Lateral (adjective)

    Pertaining to sounds generated by partially blocking the egress of the airstream with the tip of the tongue touching the alveolar ridge, leaving space on one or both sides of the occlusion for air passage.

  • Lateral (noun)

    An object, such as a passage or a protrusion, that is situated on the side of something else.

  • Lateral (noun)

    A sound produced through lateral pronunciation (such as /l/ in lateral).

  • Lateral (noun)

    A lateral pass.

  • Lateral (noun)

    An employee hired for a position at the same organizational level or salary as their previous position.

  • Lateral (verb)

    To move (oneself or something) in a lateral direction.

  • Lateral (verb)

    To execute a lateral pass.

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  • Vertical (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    Perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb; as, a vertical line.

  • Vertical (noun)

    Vertical position; zenith.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertical line, plane, or circle.

  • Lateral (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a house; the lateral branches of a tree.

  • Lateral (adjective)

    Lying at, or extending toward, the side; away from the mesial plane; external; - opposed to mesial.

  • Lateral (adjective)

    Directed to the side; as, a lateral view of a thing.

  • Lateral (noun)

    A short pass to a receiver who is upfield from the passer, i.e. is behind the passer relative to the direction of the passer's goal.

  • Lateral (noun)

    A part or extension of something that points sideways, as a drift in a mine that goes to the side from the main one.

  • Lateral

    To pass the footbal to a receiver who is behind the passer; to make a lateral pass; as, the ball was lateraled to the fullback, who ran it for a touchdown.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Vertical (noun)

    something that is oriented vertically

  • Vertical (noun)

    a vertical structural member as a post or stake;

    "the ball sailed between the uprights"

  • Vertical (adjective)

    at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line;

    "a vertical camera angle"

    "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"

    "measure the perpendicular height"

    "an inclined plane"

  • Vertical (adjective)

    upright in position or posture;

    "an erect stature"

    "erect flower stalks"

    "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"

    "a column still vertical amid the ruins"

    "he sat bolt upright"

  • Lateral (noun)

    a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer

  • Lateral (adjective)

    situated at or extending to the side;

    "the lateral branches of a tree"

    "shot out sidelong boughs"

  • Lateral (adjective)

    lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body;

    "lateral lemniscus"

Princeton's WordNet
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