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English definition of “vertical”

vertical

adjective     /ˈvɜː.tɪ.kəl/ US  /ˈvɝː.t̬ə-/
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. → Compare horizontal adjectiveDescribing angles, lines and orientationsUp and upwardMoving upwards vertically     /-i/ adverb A wall of rock towered vertically up on one side of the narrow mountain path.Describing angles, lines and orientationsUp and upwardMoving upwards
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