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"lateral" in British English

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lateraladjective

uk   /ˈlæt.ər.əl/  us   /ˈlæt̬.ɚ.əl/
[before noun] formal or specialized biology, medical relating to the sides of an object or plant or to sideways movement: lateral movement Trim the lateral shoots of the flower (= the ones that grow sideways from the main stem of a plant).
specialized phonetics A lateral consonant is made when the flow of air is blocked in the middle, so that the air flows to the side: In English, /l/ is lateral.
(Definition of lateral from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lateral" in American English

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lateraladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈlæt̬·ər·əl/
relating to the sides of an object or to sideways movement: The bird spread its wings for lateral stability.
(Definition of lateral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lateral" in Business English

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lateraladjective [before noun]

uk   us   /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
He moved laterally to head the consumer and small business banking division of a national bank.
(Definition of lateral from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lateral”
in Spanish lateral…
in Vietnamese ở bên…
in Malaysian sisian…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับด้านข้าง…
in French latéral…
in German seitlich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侧面的, 横向运动的…
in Indonesian dari samping…
in Chinese (Traditional) 側面的, 橫向運動的…
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