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Dictionary definition for: Vertical

1. (n) something that is oriented vertically

2. (a) at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a vertical camera angle" "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab" "measure the perpendicular height"

3. (n) a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"

4. (a) upright in position or posture; "an erect stature" "erect flower stalks" "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression" "a column still vertical amid the ruins" "he sat bolt upright"

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