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hor·i·zon·tal

 (hôr′ĭ-zŏn′tl, hŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or near the horizon.
2.
a. Parallel to or in the plane of the horizon.
b. At right angles to a vertical line.
3. Occupying or restricted to the same level in a hierarchy: a horizontal study of verbal ability; a horizontal transfer by an employee.
4. Medicine Of or relating to transmission of infection by contact with or physical proximity to an infected individual or fomite.
n.
Something, such as a line, plane, or object, that is horizontal.

[French, from Latin horizōn, horizont-, horizon; see horizon.]

hor′i·zon·tal′i·ty (-zən-tăl′ĭ-tē), hor′i·zon′tal·ness n.
hor′i·zon′tal·ly adv.

horizontal

(ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl)
adj
1. parallel to the plane of the horizon; level; flat. Compare vertical1
2. of or relating to the horizon
3. (Mathematics) measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon
4. applied uniformly or equally to all members of a group
5. (Economics) economics relating to identical stages of commercial activity: horizontal integration.
n
a horizontal plane, position, line, etc
ˌhorizonˈtality, ˌhoriˈzontalness n
ˌhoriˈzontally adv

hor•i•zon•tal

(ˌhɔr əˈzɒn tl, ˌhɒr-)

adj.
1. at right angles to the vertical; parallel to level ground.
2. flat or level: a horizontal position.
3. being in a prone or supine position; recumbent.
4. near, on, or parallel to the horizon.
5. measured or contained in a plane parallel to the horizon: a horizontal distance.
6. of or pertaining to a position or individual of similar status: horizontal mobility.
n.
7. anything horizontal, as a plane, direction, or object.
[1545–55; < Latin horizont-, s. of horizōn horizon + -al1]
hor`i•zon′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horizontal - something that is oriented horizontallyhorizontal - something that is oriented horizontally
orientation - position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
Adj.1.horizontal - parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface"
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
vertical, perpendicular - 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"

horizontal

adjective level, flat, plane, parallel, supine Swing the club back until it is horizontal.

horizontal

adjective
Translations
vodorovný
horisontalvandret
vaakasuora
vodoravan
vízszintes
láréttur
水平な
가로수평의
vodorovný
vodoraven
vågrät
แนวนอน
nằm ngang

horizontal

[ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntl]
A. ADJhorizontal
horizontal integrationintegración f horizontal
B. Nhorizontal f

horizontal

[ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl] adjhorizontal(e)

horizontal

adjwaag(e)recht, horizontal; horizontal lineWaag(e)rechte f, → Horizontale f

horizontal

:
horizontal bar
nReck nt
horizontal hold
n (TV) → Zeilenfang m, → Bildfang m

horizontal

[ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntl]
1. adjorizzontale
the shelf is horizontal to the floor → la mensola è parallela al pavimento

horizon

(həˈraizn) noun
the line at which the earth and the sky seem to meet. The sun went down below the horizon; A ship could be seen on the horizon.
horizontal (horiˈzontl) adjective
at right angles to vertical; parallel to the horizon; lying level or flat. a horizontal line; a horizontal surface.
ˌhoriˈzontally adverb

horizontal

أُفُقِيّ vodorovný horisontal horizontal οριζόντιος horizontal vaakasuora horizontal vodoravan orizzontale 水平な 수평의 horizontaal vannrett poziomy horizontal горизонтальный vågrät แนวนอน yatay nằm ngang 水平的

horizontal

n., a. horizontal;
___ positionposición acostada.

horizontal

adj horizontal
References in classic literature ?
When a dotted line reaches one of the horizontal lines, and is there marked by a small numbered letter, a sufficient amount of variation is supposed to have been accumulated to have formed a fairly well-marked variety, such as would be thought worthy of record in a systematic work.
The horizontal diameter was fifty feet, and the vertical diameter seventy-five feet.
But he rode with a sensitive "loose curb," and quickly, but not too quickly, he shifted the angles of his wing-tips, depressed the front horizontal rudder, and swung over the rear vertical rudder to meet the tilting thrust of the wind.
They mistake their carriage and its horizontal lines for a proper measure of the normal plain, and therefore all the objects outside which really are in a horizontal position must show a disproportion of twenty to twenty-five degrees declivity, in regard to the mountain.
The marshes were just a long black horizontal line then, as I stopped to look after him; and the river was just another horizontal line, not nearly so broad nor yet so black; and the sky was just a row of long angry red lines and dense black lines intermixed.
They were thick and almost horizontal, emphasizing the depth of her eyes.
Quickly I mounted it, only to find that it connected at the top with the lower of a series of horizontal wooden bars that spanned the now narrow and shaft-like interior of the tree's stem.
To be short, then, a whale is a spouting fish with a horizontal tail.
In profile, you plainly perceive that horizontal, semi-crescentic depression in the forehead's middle, which, in man, is Lavater's mark of genius.
This body of water was divided by horizontal partitions, which the shock of the departure would have to break in succession.
The curiosity excited by this unusual exposure of the secrets of the lake seemed to be mutual between the heiress of the land and the lord of these waters, for the “ “salmon-trout” soon announced his interest by raising his head and body for a few degrees above a horizontal line, and then dropping them again into a horizontal position.
The trees nearly all belong to one family, and mostly have their leaves placed in a vertical, instead of as in Europe, in a nearly horizontal position: the foliage is scanty, and of a peculiar pale green tint, without any gloss.