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Vertical vs. Lateral

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Verticaladjective

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

Lateraladjective

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.’;

Verticaladjective

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

Lateraladjective

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

Verticaladjective

(marketing) Of or pertaining to vertical markets.

Lateraladjective

(anatomy) 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.’;

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Verticaladjective

(wine tasting) Involving different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery.

Lateraladjective

(physics) At right angles to a line of motion or strain.

Verticalnoun

A vertex or zenith.

Lateraladjective

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.

Verticalnoun

A vertical geometrical figure; a perpendicular.

Lateralnoun

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

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Verticalnoun

An individual slat in a set of vertical blinds.

Lateralnoun

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

Verticalnoun

A vertical component of a structure.

Lateralnoun

(American football) A lateral pass.

Verticalnoun

(marketing) A vertical market.

‘We offer specialised accounting software targeting various verticals.’;

Lateralnoun

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

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Verticaladjective

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

‘Charity . . . is the vertical top of all religion.’;

Lateralverb

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

Verticaladjective

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

Lateralverb

(American football) To execute a lateral pass.

Verticalnoun

Vertical position; zenith.

Lateraladjective

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

Verticalnoun

A vertical line, plane, or circle.

Lateraladjective

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

Verticalnoun

something that is oriented vertically

Lateraladjective

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

Verticalnoun

a vertical structural member as a post or stake;

‘the ball sailed between the uprights’;

Lateralnoun

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.

Verticaladjective

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’;

Lateralnoun

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

Verticaladjective

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’;

Lateralverb

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.

Lateralnoun

a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer

Lateraladjective

situated at or extending to the side;

‘the lateral branches of a tree’; ‘shot out sidelong boughs’;

Lateraladjective

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

‘lateral lemniscus’;

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