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

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

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horizontality

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horizontally

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1555

First Known Use of horizontal

1555


HORIZONTAL Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of horizontal for English Language Learners

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


HORIZONTAL Defined for Kids

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

Definition of horizontal for Students

  1. :  lying flat or level :  parallel to the horizon

horizontally

adverb

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noun hor·i·zon·tal

Definition of horizontal for Students

  1. :  something (as a line or plane) that is parallel to the horizon


Medical Dictionary

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

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Law Dictionary

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

Legal Definition of horizontal

  1. :  relating to, directed toward, or consisting of individuals or entities of similar status or on the same level

horizontally

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