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lateral

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˈlætərəl/
related to the side of an object or to sideways movement: Designers added more storage space, with lateral expansion of the rear compartment.
HR at the same level in an organization or between two different organizations: lateral move/movement Susan's lateral move to do the same job at a competitor meant better benefits and more pay. We've made a number of important lateral hires from quality firms.
laterally adverb
Translations of “lateral”
in Spanish lateral…
in French latéral…
in German seitlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 側面的, 橫向運動的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侧面的, 横向运动的…
(Definition of lateral from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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