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Meaning of “vertical” in the English Dictionary

"vertical" in British English

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verticaladjective

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

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vertically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
A ​wall of ​rocktowered vertically up on one ​side of the ​narrowmountainpath.

verticalnoun [C usually singular]

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

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verticaladjective

 us   /ˈvɜr·t̬ɪ·kəl/
standing or ​pointingstraight up or at an ​angle of 90 to a ​horizontalsurface 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

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verticaladjective

uk   us   /ˈvɜːtɪkəl/
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 ​operatinglevels. 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 ​commercialprocess, and the ​organizations involved: vertical agreement/market/restraint Vertical restraints can be used to ​isolatenationalmarkets, particularly where there are ​price differences between EU Member ​States.
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(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…
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