Definition of vertical
- a vertical monopoly
- the vertical arrangement of society
a shirt with vertical stripes
the vertical axis of a graph
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First Known Use: 1559See Words from the same year
: positioned up and down rather than from side to side : going straight up
: having a structure in which there are top, middle, and bottom levels
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