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"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   /ˌhɒr.ɪˈzɒn.təl.i/  us   /ˌhɔːr.ɪˈzɑːn.t̬əl.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)
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