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/ˌhɔr əˈzɒn tl, ˌhɒr-/
at right angles to the vertical; parallel to level ground.
flat or level:
a horizontal position.
being in a prone or supine position; recumbent:
His bad back has kept him horizontal for a week.
near, on, or parallel to the horizon.
of or pertaining to the horizon.
measured or contained in a plane parallel to the horizon:
a horizontal distance.
(of material on a printed page, pieces on a game board, etc.) extending across, from the left to the right of the viewer.
of or pertaining to a position or individual of similar status:
He received a horizontal promotion to a different department, retaining his old salary and title.
of or pertaining to companies, affiliates, divisions, etc., that perform the same or similar functions or produce the same or similar products:
Through horizontal mergers the company monopolized its field.
anything horizontal, as a plane, direction, or object.
/ˌhɔr ɪ zɒnˈtæl ɪ ti, ˌhɒr-/
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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They have to drink from flat,
bodies of water.
Two lines you should never cross...the
and the verticle.
Some move front to back, some stationary, some diagonal and some
They hired a miner to drive a
shaft into the riverbank just above a layer of dinosaur fossils.
Leaves are 2 to 4 inches long, deeply lobed, carried in
There is no conspicuous sign, but there are
wood strips across one of the windows, as if it were being boarded up.
Some people refer to them as a
The largest and deepest fissure is named the
Whether the keyboard was vertical or
didn't matter, I felt clumsy and frustrated.
line across the middle of the page.
British Dictionary definitions for
parallel to the plane of the horizon; level; flat
of or relating to the horizon
measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon
applied uniformly or equally to all members of a group
) relating to identical stages of commercial activity
a horizontal plane, position, line, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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