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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.
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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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The suggestion of sexual pleasure and the horizontality of the two bodies, however, presages a loss of innocence, and we remember the roving travelers in the distance: "los viajeros" is juxtaposed with "las virgenes;" verticality with horizontality; movement with inertia; masculinity with femininity; and inevitably, dominance with submission.
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