- (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.
Origin of vertical
Synonyms for vertical
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Examples from the Web for verticality
Historical Examples of verticality
Henchard watched him with his mouth firmly set, the squareness of his jaw and the verticality of his profile being unduly marked.The Mayor of Casterbridge
The verticality is ensured by seeing that the bead rests against the card without pressing.
The relatively greater wear at this point destroys the verticality of the face, converting it into a steep slope.
For unto them the Sun is vertical twice a year, making two distinct Summers in the different points of verticality.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 2 of 3)
The swing back preserves the verticality of architectural subjects.
Word Origin for vertical
1550s, "of or at the vertex, directly overhead," from Middle French vertical (1540s), from Late Latin verticalis "overhead," from Latin vertex (genitive verticis) "highest point" (see vertex). Meaning "straight up and down" is first recorded 1704.