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English definition of “lateral”
/ˈlætərəl/ adjective [before noun]
› 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 › He moved laterally to head the consumer and small business banking division of a national bank.