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Meaning of “horizontal” in the English Dictionary

"horizontal" in British English

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horizontaladjective

uk   /ˌhɒr.ɪˈzɒn.təl/  us   /ˌhɔːr.ɪˈzɑːn.t̬əl/
C1 parallel to the ​ground or to the ​bottom or ​topedge of something: Draw a horizontal ​lineacross the ​bottom of the ​page. Keep the ​patient horizontal with the ​feetslightlyraised.

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horizontally
adverb uk   us   /-i/

horizontalnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌhɒr.ɪˈzɒn.təl/  us   /ˌhɔːr.ɪˈzɑːn.t̬əl/
a horizontal ​line, ​surface, or ​position: Rotate it ​slowly from the horizontal into a ​verticalposition.
(Definition of horizontal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"horizontal" in American English

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horizontaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌhɔr·əˈzɑn·təl, ˌhɑr-/
flat or ​level; ​parallel with the ​ground: Keep the ​patient in a horizontal ​position with her ​feetslightlyraised.
horizontally
adverb  /ˌhɔr·əˈzɑn·təl·i, ˌhɑr-/
(Definition of horizontal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"horizontal" in Business English

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horizontaladjective

uk   us   /ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl/
something that is horizontal goes across, ​level to the ​ground, rather than up or down: Horizontal ​drilling has given the ​oilindustry a way to ​extractoil 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 ​organizationallowsparticipants to solve many problems themselves. a horizontal ​managementstructure/​system
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(Definition of horizontal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “horizontal”
in Arabic أُفُقي…
in Korean 수평의…
in Portuguese horizontal…
in Catalan horitzontal…
in Japanese 水平な(の)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水平的, 与地面(或底边、顶边)平行的, 横的…
in Turkish yatay, ufkî…
in Russian горизонтальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水準的, 與地面(或底邊、頂邊)平行的, 橫的…
in Italian orizzontale…
in Polish poziomy…
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“horizontal” in British English

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