horizontal

(redirected from horizontalness)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

horizontal

adjective level, flat, plane, parallel, supine Swing the club back until it is horizontal.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

horizontal

adjective
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

horizontal

[ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl] adjhorizontal(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

horizontal

[ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntl]
1. adjorizzontale
the shelf is horizontal to the floor → la mensola è parallela al pavimento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

horizontal

n., a. horizontal;
___ positionposición acostada.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

horizontal

adj horizontal
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
My theory was this: The tall burger was emblematic of the verticality of New York (and urban America), while the flat burger represented the horizontalness of Texas (and rural America).
One solution is to incorporate the melodic friction into a physical gesture: by using the hand, wrist and forearm to anchor the end notes and feeling the horizontalness between them, pianists can experience melodic friction as corporeally as do singers, resulting in a more authentic and eloquent cantabile.
The horizontalness of the clamped pair on the milling machine was assured by horizontal level indicator for all Al-Al weld joints.