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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhorizontalhor‧i‧zon‧tal1 /ˌhɒrəˈzɒntl◂ $ ˌhɑːrəˈzɑːntl◂/ ●●○ adjective  HORIZONTALflat and level a horizontal surfacesee thesaurus at flathorizontally adverbdiagonal, vertical
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horizontalBecause of the peculiar natural history of these hosts, the relative importance of horizontal and vertical transmission differs among parasite species.The horizontal axis has the most frequently preserved part of the bone, namely the distal humerus and proximal femur.Time is graphed along the horizontal axis.horizontal layers of rockThe teacher drew a long, horizontal line across the blackboard.a horizontal lineThe snow made horizontal lines of white where it had lodged between the timbers.We are concerned with the predominantly horizontal mean flow of a fluid whose mean density varies vertically.Upon the lowering of his arm to the horizontal position in front of him, the squad would aim their weapons.The wine bottles should be kept in a horizontal position.Figures 23.2 and 23.3 show vertical and horizontal sections of fingers generated in this way.A whale, he says, is a spouting fish with a horizontal tail.
horizontalhorizontal2 noun  1 [countable]HORIZONTAL a horizontal line or surface2 the horizontal
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horizontalInstead of stitching the bora along the horizontal, he had stitched it along the vertical.The plane dropped lower, returning to the horizontal, and the airfield appeared.Could the impact of the meteorite with the dome have deflected its path toward the horizontal?
From Longman Business Dictionaryhorizontalhor‧i‧zon‧tal /ˌhɒrəˈzɒntl◂ˌhɑrəˈzɑːntl◂/ adjectiveHUMAN RESOURCES1a horizontal organization has no or few levels of managementa horizontal organization with the emphasis on working as a team2relating to the same level in an organizationHis change of responsibilities is a horizontal move rather than a promotion.
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