Meaning of VERTICAL in English

VERTICAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ vɜ:(r)tɪk(ə)l ]

1.

Something that is vertical stands or points straight up.

The gadget can be attached to any vertical or near vertical surface.

≠ horizontal

ADJ

• ver‧ti‧cal‧ly

Cut each bulb in half vertically.

ADV : ADV after v

2.

The vertical is the direction that points straight up, at an angle of 90 degrees to a flat surface.

Pluto seems to have suffered a major collision that tipped it 122 degrees from the vertical.

N-SING : the N

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