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Adjective: vertical  vur-ti-kul
  1. At right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
    "a vertical camera angle"; "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab";
    - perpendicular
  2. Relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution
  3. Not sloping in position or posture; positioned vertically
    "a column still vertical amid the ruins";
    - erect, upright
  4. Of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group)
    "vertical social mobility"
Noun: vertical  vur-ti-kul
  1. Something that is oriented vertically
  2. A vertical structural member as a post or stake
    "the ball sailed between the verticals";
    - upright

Derived forms: verticals

See also: attitude, erectile, fastigiate, hierarchal, hierarchic, hierarchical, orientation, orthostatic, passant, plumb, position, posture, rampant, semi-climbing, semi-erect, semi-upright, standing, stand-up, statant, steep, straight, unbent, unbowed, unsloped, upended, upright

Type of: orientation, structural member

Antonym: horizontal, inclined

Part of: goalpost

Encyclopedia: Vertical