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vertical

adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.tɪ.kəl/  us   /ˈvɝː.t̬ə-/
C1 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.
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vertically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
A wall of rock towered vertically up on one side of the narrow mountain path.

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.
Translations of “vertical”
in Arabic رأسي, عَمودي…
in Korean 수직의…
in Malaysian tegak…
in French vertical…
in Turkish dikey…
in Italian verticale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 豎直的, 垂直的, 立式的…
in Russian вертикальный…
in Polish pionowy…
in Vietnamese thẳng đứng, dọc…
in Spanish vertical…
in Portuguese vertical…
in Thai ตั้งตรง…
in German senkrecht…
in Catalan vertical…
in Japanese 垂直な…
in Indonesian tegak, vertikal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竖直的, 垂直的, 立式的…
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