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vertical

[ vur-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˈvɜr tɪ kəl /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of vertical

First recorded in 1550–60; from Latin verticālis, equivalent to vertic- (stem of vertex) vertex + -ālis-al1

synonym study for vertical

1. See upright.

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British Dictionary definitions for vertical

vertical
/ (ˈvɜːtɪkəl) /

adjective
noun
a vertical plane, position, or line
a vertical post, pillar, or other structural member

Derived forms of vertical

verticality (ˌvɜːtɪˈkælɪtɪ), nounvertically, adverb

Word Origin for vertical

C16: from Late Latin verticālis, from Latin vertex
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Medical definitions for vertical

vertical
[ vûrtĭ-kəl ]

adj.
Of or relating to the vertex of the head.
Being or situated at right angles to the horizon; upright.
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