plural -es
: a tendency (as shown by a magnetized needle) to turn toward a magnetic pole
the old window stanchions had become magnetic, proving, as he thinks, that iron acquires verticityWalter Pater

Word History


New Latin verticitat-, verticitas, from Latin vertic-, vertex highest point, peak + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Verticity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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