Meaning of VERTICAL in English


[adjective] - standing or pointing straight up or at an angle of 90° to a horizontal surface or lineBy the time the lifeboat arrived, the ship was almost vertical in the water.His shirt was a brightly coloured pattern of vertical and horizontal lines.She looked over the cliff and found she was standing at the edge of a vertical drop.Compare horizontal.A vertical blind is a cover for a window made of vertical strips of stiff cloth which can be pulled to one side or set at an angle with strings in order to vary the amount of light that is let in.Vertical integration is a process in business where a company buys its suppliers or its customers in order to control all the processes of production.For a computer company, vertical integration might mean doing everything from manufacturing chips to running computer shops.A vertical take-off aircraft is one that rises straight up off the ground.a vertical take-off jet

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