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horizontal

adjective uk   /ˌhɒr.ɪˈzɒn.təl/ us    /ˌhɔːr.ɪˈzɑːn.t̬əl/
C1 parallel to the ground or to the bottom or top edge of something: Draw a horizontal line across the bottom of the page. Keep the patient horizontal with the feet slightly raised.
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horizontally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  

horizontal

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌhɒr.ɪˈzɒn.təl/ us    /ˌhɔːr.ɪˈzɑːn.t̬əl/
a horizontal line, surface, or position: Rotate it slowly from the horizontal into a vertical position.
Translations of “horizontal”
in Korean 수평의…
in Arabic أُفُقي…
in Portuguese horizontal…
in Catalan horitzontal…
in Japanese 水平な(の)…
in Italian orizzontale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水準的, 與地面(或底邊、頂邊)平行的, 橫的…
in Russian горизонтальный…
in Turkish yatay, ufkî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水平的, 与地面(或底边、顶边)平行的, 横的…
in Polish poziomy…
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