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lat·er·al

 (lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or situated at or on the side.
2. Of or constituting a change within an organization or hierarchy to a position at a similar level, as in salary or responsibility, to the one being left: made a lateral move within the company.
3. Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a sound produced by breath passing along one or both sides of the tongue.
n.
1. A lateral part, projection, passage, or appendage.
2. Football A lateral pass.
3. Linguistics A lateral sound, such as (l).
v. lat·er·aled, lat·er·al·ing, lat·er·als also lat·er·alled or lat·er·al·ling Football
v.intr.
To execute a lateral pass.
v.tr.
To pass (the ball) sideways or backward.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin laterālis, from latus, later-, side.]

lat′er·al·ly adv.
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lateral

(ˈlætərəl)
adj
1. of or relating to the side or sides: a lateral blow.
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics (of a speech sound like l) pronounced with the tip of the tongue touching the centre of the alveolar ridge, leaving space on one or both sides for the passage of the airstream
n
3. a lateral object, part, passage, or movement
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a lateral speech sound
5. botany a branch, leaf, or bud that grows out from the side of a stem or trunk
[C17: from Latin laterālis, from latus side]
ˈlaterally adv
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lat•er•al

(ˈlæt ər əl)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side: a lateral view.
2. pertaining to or entailing a new but generally equivalent position, office, etc.: a lateral move.
3. (of a speech sound) articulated so that the breath passes on either or both sides of the tongue, as the sound (l).
n.
4. a lateral part or extension, as a branch or shoot.
5. a lateral speech sound.
v.i.
7. to throw a lateral pass.
8. to move laterally or sideways.
v.t.
9. to throw (the ball) in a lateral pass.
[1590–1600; < Latin laterālis=later-, s. of latus side + -ālis -al1]
lat′er•al•ly, adv.
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lateral

1. Toward the side.
2. Toward or at the side.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lateral - a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
passing, passing game, passing play, pass - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
Adj.1.lateral - situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson
side - located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch"
2.lateral - lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body; "lateral lemniscus"
distal - directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
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lateral

adjective sideways, side, flanking, edgeways, sideward He estimated the lateral movement of the bridge to be about six inches.
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Translations
جانِبي
postranní
oldalsó
hliîar-
iš šonošoninis
laterāls, sānu-
yana aityanal

lateral

[ˈlætərəl]
A. ADJlateral
B. CPD lateral thinking Npensamiento m lateral
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lateral

[ˈlætərəl] adjlatéral(e)
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lateral

adjseitlich; lateral surfaceSeitenfläche f; lateral view/windowSeitenansicht f/-fenster nt
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lateral

[ˈlætrl] adjlaterale
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lateral

(ˈlӕtərəl) adjective
of, at, to or from the side. lateral movement.
ˈlaterally adverb
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lat·er·al

a. lateral, rel. a un lado o costado.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lateral

adj (anat) externo, lateral; lateral aspect of the leg..cara externa de la pierna
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References in periodicals archive ?
The lateral pterygoid is the principal opener muscle and also a major contributor to both protrusion and lateral excursion of the mandible.4 Other mandibular depressor muscles include the geniohyoid, mylohyoid, and the digastric muscles.
This behavior matched well with the THOR experimental responses, but was in contrast to the PMHS responses, where the lateral excursion in general decreased in magnitude from the superior anatomical location to the inferior locations.

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