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vertical  


      adj  
1    at right angles to the horizon; perpendicular; upright  
a vertical wall         Compare       horizontal       1  
2    extending in a perpendicular direction  
3    at or in the vertex or zenith; directly overhead  
4      (Economics)   of or relating to associated or consecutive, though not identical, stages of industrial activity  
vertical integration, vertical amalgamation     
5    of or relating to the vertex  
6      (Anatomy)   of, relating to, or situated at the top of the head (vertex)  
      n  
7    a vertical plane, position, or line  
8    a vertical post, pillar, or other structural member  
     (C16: from Late Latin verticalis, from Latin vertex)  
  verticality      n  
  vertically      adv  


prime vertical  
      n     (Astronomy)   the great circle passing through the observer's zenith and meeting the horizon due east and west  
vertical angles  
      pl n     (Geometry)   the pair of equal angles between a pair of intersecting lines; opposite angles,   (Also called)    vertically opposite angles  
vertical circle  
      n     (Astronomy)   a great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the zenith and perpendicular to the horizon  
vertical grouping  
      n      another term for       family grouping  
vertical mobility  
      n     (Sociol)   the movement of individuals or groups to positions in society that involve a change in class, status, and power  
   Compare       horizontal mobility  
  
See also  
    upward mobility       downward mobility  
vertical stabilizer  
      n      the U.S. name for       fin   1       3a  
vertical union  
      n      another name (esp. U.S.) for       industrial union  
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exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.

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