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adjective hor·i·zon·tal \ˌhȯr-ə-ˈzän-təl, ˌhär-\

Simple Definition of horizontal

  • : positioned from side to side rather than up and down : parallel to the ground

Full Definition of horizontal

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or situated near the horizon b :  parallel to, in the plane of, or operating in a plane parallel to the horizon or to a baseline :  level <horizontal distance> <a horizontal engine>

  2. 2 :  relating to, directed toward, or consisting of individuals or entities of similar status or on the same level <horizontal mergers> <horizontal hostility>

horizontal noun
hor·i·zon·tal·i·ty play \-ˌzän-ˈta-lə-tē\ noun
hor·i·zon·tal·ly play \-ˈzän-təl-ē\ adverb

1555

First Known Use of horizontal

1555


Medical Dictionary

horizontal

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adjective hor·i·zon·tal \ˌhȯr-ə-ˈzänt-əl, ˌhär-\

Medical Definition of horizontal

  1. 1:  relating to or being a transverse plane or section of the body

  2. 2:  relating to or being transmission (as of a disease) by physical contact or proximity in contrast with inheritance—compare vertical

  3. hor·i·zon·tal·ly \-əl-ē\play adverb





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