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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishverticalver‧ti‧cal1 /ˈvɜːtɪkəl $ ˈvɜːr-/ ●●○ adjective  1 VERTICALpointing up in a line that forms an angle of 90° with a flat surface opp horizontaldiagonal a vertical line the vertical axis of a graph vertical window blindsvertical cliff/climb/drop etc (=one that is very high or steep) a gorge lined with vertical cliffs2 BBSSOhaving a structure in which there are top, middle, and bottom levelshierarchical Formal communication channels are usually vertical.vertically /-kli/ adverb
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verticalIn some places the cliff was almost vertical, and much too dangerous to climb.The nystagmus may have a vertical component.a terrifying vertical drop of 3,500 feeta fairground ride that ends with a vertical drop of a hundred feetPrint the following vertical four-part sections in the same way.The concern of this chapter, however, is with vertical inequalities - between social classes, ethnic groups and the sexes.vertical integration of the industryThe vertical line on the graph represents the time taken, and the horizontal line represents the distance travelled.a vertical management arrangementThe wallpaper has vertical pink and white stripes.The rear gunner was killed by that burst, as his gun swung up to a vertical position as he slumped down.The result was the Yosemite that tourists see today, jammed with awe-inspiring plutons with rounded tops and steep, vertical sides.vertical stripesAny plate tectonics model of the Andes must in fact account for the uplift essentially in terms of vertical tectonics.vertical cliff/climb/drop etcAt the bottom of the Grand Canyon the oldest rocks of all are exposed in a gorge lined with vertical cliffs.Behind there are vertical cliffs, a dynamic backdrop dwarfing the harbour to insignificance.Start from a vertical climb directly downwind.No vertical cliff guards this approach, although about 50 million basalt boulders do.It can not climb back from a vertical drop since it lacks the body diameter of the rabbit.