[ vur-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˈvɜr tɪ kəl /
being in a position or direction perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb.
of, relating to, or situated at the vertex.
of or relating to the cranial vertex.
- (of a leaf) having the blade in a perpendicular plane, so that neither of the surfaces can be called upper or lower.
- being in the same direction as the axis; lengthwise.
of, constituting, or resulting in vertical combination.
of or relating to a product or service from initial planning to sale.
of, relating to, or noting a stratified society, nation, etc.
something vertical, as a line or plane.
a vertical or upright position.
a vertical structural member in a truss.
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Origin of vertical
OTHER WORDS FROM vertical
ver·ti·cal·i·ty, ver·ti·cal·ness, ver·ti·cal·ism, nounver·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·ver·ti·cal, adjectivenon·ver·ti·cal·ly, adverb
non·ver·ti·cal·ness, nounnon·ver·ti·cal·i·ty, nounsub·ver·ti·cal, adjectivesub·ver·ti·cal·ly, adverbsub·ver·ti·cal·ness, nounun·ver·ti·cal, adjectiveun·ver·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby vertical
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Example sentences from the Web for subvertical
Two pectoral feet half as long as the shell, angular, subvertical, irregularly branched.
Mouth pentagonal, with five conical, subvertical, spinulate teeth (fig. 2a).
Eight spines all straight, subvertical and nearly parallel, cylindro-conical.
British Dictionary definitions for subvertical
/ (ˈvɜːtɪkəl) /
at right angles to the horizon; perpendicular; uprighta vertical wall Compare horizontal (def. 1)
extending in a perpendicular direction
at or in the vertex or zenith; directly overhead
economics of or relating to associated or consecutive, though not identical, stages of industrial activityvertical integration; vertical amalgamation
of or relating to the vertex
anatomy of, relating to, or situated at the top of the head (vertex)
a vertical plane, position, or line
a vertical post, pillar, or other structural member
Derived forms of verticalverticality (ˌvɜːtɪˈkælɪtɪ), nounvertically, adverb
Word Origin for vertical
C16: from Late Latin verticālis, from Latin vertex
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Medical definitions for subvertical
[ vûr′tĭ-kəl ]
Of or relating to the vertex of the head.
Being or situated at right angles to the horizon; upright.
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