vertical Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “vertical” in the English Dictionary

"vertical" in British English

See all translations

verticaladjective

uk   /ˈvɜː.tɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈvɝː.t̬ə.kəl/
C1 standing or pointing straight up or at an angle of 90° to a horizontal surface or line: vertical lines/stripes She looked over the cliff and found she was standing at the edge of a vertical drop.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

vertically
adverb uk   /ˈvɜː.tɪ.kəl.i/ us   /ˈvɝː.t̬ə.kəl.i/
A wall of rock towered vertically up on one side of the narrow mountain path.

verticalnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈvɜː.tɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈvɝː.t̬ə.kəl/
(Definition of vertical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vertical" in American English

See all translations

verticaladjective

us   /ˈvɜr·t̬ɪ·kəl/
standing or pointing straight up or at an angle of 90 to a horizontal surface or line: Water that had leaked from above formed a vertical line down one wall.
(Definition of vertical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vertical" in Business English

See all translations

verticaladjective

uk   /ˈvɜːtɪkəl/ us  
GRAPHS & CHARTS a vertical line, column, etc. goes straight up or down rather than across: The vertical columns of the table were headed with the months of the year.
HR used to describe the different ranks of managers and workers in an organization: The vertical structures of the past are less popular now that decision-making and innovation are encouraged at all operating levels. If there are more than five levels of management, the organization is said to be high in vertical differentiation.
COMMERCE, FINANCE used to describe the different stages of an industrial or commercial process, and the organizations involved: vertical agreement/market/restraint Vertical restraints can be used to isolate national markets, particularly where there are price differences between EU Member States.
Compare
(Definition of vertical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vertical”
in Korean 수직의…
in Arabic رأسي, عَمودي…
in Malaysian tegak…
in French vertical…
in Russian вертикальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 豎直的, 垂直的, 立式的…
in Italian verticale…
in Turkish dikey…
in Polish pionowy…
in Spanish vertical…
in Vietnamese thẳng đứng, dọc…
in Portuguese vertical…
in Thai ตั้งตรง…
in German senkrecht…
in Catalan vertical…
in Japanese 垂直な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竖直的, 垂直的, 立式的…
in Indonesian tegak, vertikal…
What is the pronunciation of vertical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“vertical” in British English

“vertical” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

biodegrade

to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More