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horizontal

adjective
 
 
/ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl/
something that is horizontal goes across, level to the ground, rather than up or down: Horizontal drilling has given the oil industry a way to extract oil from places where it was once almost impossible.
relating to companies, departments, etc. that have the same activities as each other: a horizontal agreement/alliance
relating to a company or organization that has few or no different levels of management: The horizontal organization allows participants to solve many problems themselves. a horizontal management structure/system
→  Compare vertical
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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