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 (hôr′ĭ-zŏn′tl, hŏr′-)
1. Of, relating to, or near the horizon.
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horizontality - the quality of being parallel to the horizon; "houses with a pronounced horizontality"
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
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By offering new, simple and collaborative solutions to our employees, we are fostering skills evolution and business horizontality while encouraging engagement within the Group.
The verticality, convoluted floor plans, and florid details of Victorian architecture were supplanted by horizontality, continuous spatial flow, simple natural materials, and expanses of glass that erased the barriers between inside and out," she adds.
Indeed, affinities between Jamie's work and the qualities of baseness and horizontality associated with formlessness are the very subject of his Xerox book Bunka, 2012, which juxtaposes images of unfinished ceramic sculptures, overprinted word lists, and iPhone snapshots of stains left by urine and other fluids on Parisian sidewalks.
Incorporating a gender dimension through the Ministry of Finance/Budget and, more specifically, into the budget solves the problem of horizontality, as the budget and fiscal policies operate across all sectors.
The most important constituents of modern national consciousness are simultaneity and horizontality which, in the theory of Anderson, are generated and maintained by such products of "print-capitalism" as the books and newspapers printed in vernaculars.
Moving away from hierarchy: Do horizontality, partnerships and distributed governance really signify the end of accountability?
In the first alley where the emphasize is on horizontality, it was aimed to provide spatial spaciousness and to ensure that the shopping units arranged linearly at different elevations can be easily perceived from anywhere in the area.
A well as the homogeneity as distinguished from the horizontality includes the indirect dependence between the participants of agricultural and food market of the same industry.
It was like thinking about the significance of standing versus the significance of sitting, the ethics of the vertical versus the ethics of the horizontal, the bad morality of the picture window, dissolute in horizontality.
Counterpoint prefers horizontality, with its synchronic movement of parts.
6) But Jones is not simply a matter of the indirect horizontal application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; (7) that horizontality is supplemented by an appeal to another overarching principle which underpins tort law itself: corrective justice.
Some of the conditions this type of machines have to meet are: distance between test-piece holders greater than 5 m, possibility of using special test-piece holders for mounting flexible pieces, possibility of operating as a creep testing machine, ensuring the horizontality of the conductor during testing, etc.