Meaning of LATERAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈlætərəl ]

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of, at, towards, or from the side or sides. 2 descended from a brother or sister of a person in direct line. --n. a side part etc., esp. a lateral shoot or branch. ølateral line Zool. a visible line along the side of a fish consisting of a series of sense organs acting as vibration receptors. lateral thinking a method of solving problems indirectly or by apparently illogical methods. øølaterally adv. [L lateralis f. latus lateris side]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.