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horizontal

[ hawr-uh-zon-tl, hor- ]
/ ˌhɔr əˈzɒn tl, ˌhɒr- /
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adjective
noun
anything horizontal, as a plane, direction, or object.
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Origin of horizontal

1545–55; <Latin horizont- (stem of horizōn) horizon + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for horizontal

horizontal
/ (ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl) /

adjective
parallel to the plane of the horizon; level; flatCompare vertical (def. 1)
of or relating to the horizon
measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon
applied uniformly or equally to all members of a group
economics relating to identical stages of commercial activityhorizontal integration
noun
a horizontal plane, position, line, etc

Derived forms of horizontal

horizontality or horizontalness, nounhorizontally, adverb
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