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vertical

adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.tɪ.kəl/ us    /ˈvɝː.t̬ə-/
standing or pointing straight up or at an angle of 90° to a horizontal surface or line: vertical lines/stripes She looked over the cliff and found she was standing at the edge of a vertical drop. Describing angles, lines and orientationsUp and upwardMoving upwards
vertically
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
A wall of rock towered vertically up on one side of the narrow mountain path.Describing angles, lines and orientationsUp and upwardMoving upwards

vertical

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈvɜː.tɪ.kəl/ us    /ˈvɝː.t̬ə-/
a vertical line, surface, or position: In a two-stage operation, the steel structure will be raised to the vertical.Describing angles, lines and orientationsUp and upwardMoving upwards
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