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English definition of “lateral”

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
(Definition of lateral adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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