[vur-ti-kuh l] /ˈvɜr tɪ kəl/
being in a position or direction perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb.
of, relating to, or situated at the vertex.
of or relating to the cranial vertex.
of, constituting, or resulting in vertical combination.
of or relating to a product or service from initial planning to sale.
of, relating to, or noting a stratified society, nation, etc.
something vertical, as a line or plane.
a vertical or upright position.
a vertical structural member in a truss.
at right angles to the horizon; perpendicular; upright: a vertical wall Compare horizontal (sense 1)
extending in a perpendicular direction
at or in the vertex or zenith; directly overhead
(economics) of or relating to associated or consecutive, though not identical, stages of industrial activity: vertical integration, vertical amalgamation
of or relating to the vertex
(anatomy) of, relating to, or situated at the top of the head (vertex)
a vertical plane, position, or line
a vertical post, pillar, or other structural member
1550s, “of or at the vertex, directly overhead,” from Middle French vertical (1540s), from Late Latin verticalis “overhead,” from Latin vertex (genitive verticis) “highest point” (see vertex). Meaning “straight up and down” is first recorded 1704.
vertical ver·ti·cal (vûr’tĭ-kəl)
[vuh-sik-yuh-ler] /vəˈsɪk yə lər/ adjective 1. of or relating to a or . 2. having the form of a . 3. characterized by or consisting of . adj. 1715, from Modern Latin vesicularis, from vesicula, diminutive of vesica “bladder” (see ventral). vesicular ve·sic·u·lar (vě-sĭk’yə-lər, və-) adj. ve·sic’u·lar·ly adv.
[ves-tid] /ˈvɛs tɪd/ adjective 1. held completely, permanently, and inalienably: vested rights. 2. protected or established by law, commitment, tradition, ownership, etc.: vested contributions to a fund. 3. clothed or robed, especially in ecclesiastical : a vested priest. 4. having a ; sold with a : a vested suit. /ˈvɛstɪd/ adjective 1. (property law) having […]
[vet-er-uh n, ve-truh n] /ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən/ noun 1. a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation, office, or the like: a veteran of the police force; a veteran of many sports competitions. 2. a person who has served in a military force, especially one who has fought in […]
[non-vahy-uh-buh l] /nɒnˈvaɪ ə bəl/ adjective 1. not capable of living, growing, and developing, as an embryo, seed, or plant. 2. not practicable or workable: a nonviable plan. [vahy-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌvaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun 1. ability to live, especially under certain conditions: The viability of a fetus outside the womb has increased dramatically with the […]