[hawr-uh-zon-tl, hor-] /ˌhɔr əˈzɒn tl, ˌhɒr-/
at right angles to the vertical; parallel to level ground.
flat or level:
a horizontal position.
being in a prone or supine position; recumbent:
His bad back has kept him horizontal for a week.
near, on, or parallel to the horizon.
of or relating to the horizon.
measured or contained in a plane parallel to the horizon:
a horizontal distance.
(of material on a printed page, pieces on a game board, etc.) extending across, from the left to the right of the viewer.
of or relating to a position or individual of similar status:
He received a horizontal promotion to a different department, retaining his old salary and title.
Economics. of or relating to companies, affiliates, divisions, etc., that perform the same or similar functions or produce the same or similar products:
Through horizontal mergers the company monopolized its field.
anything horizontal, as a plane, direction, or object.
parallel to the plane of the horizon; level; flat Compare vertical (sense 1)
of or relating to the horizon
measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon
applied uniformly or equally to all members of a group
(economics) relating to identical stages of commercial activity: horizontal integration
a horizontal plane, position, line, etc
1550s, “relating to or near the horizon,” from French horizontal, from Latin horizontem (see horizon). Meaning “flat” (i.e., “parallel to the horizon”) is from 1630s. Related: horizontally.
[huh-rahy-zuh n-lis] /həˈraɪ zən lɪs/ adjective 1. lacking or without a . 2. without hope; hopeless.
- Horizontal application
An application program common to different business processes, e.g. office automation. Compare vertical application. (1994-12-12)
noun, Gymnastics. 1. a bar fixed in a position parallel to the floor or ground, for use in chinning and other exercises. 2. an event in gymnastic competitions, judged on strength and grace while performing specific movements on such a bar. noun 1. (gymnastics) a raised bar on which swinging and vaulting exercises are performed […]
- Horizontal encoding
processor An instruction set where each field (a bit or group of bits) in an instruction word controls some functional unit or gate directly, as opposed to vertical encoding where instruction fields are decoded (by hard-wired logic or microcode) to produce the control signals. Horizontal encoding allows all possible combinations of control signals (and therefore […]