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Main Entry: 1ver·ti·cal
Pronunciation: primarystressvschwart-i-kschwal
Function: adjective
Etymology: from early French vertical or Latin verticalis, both meaning "relating to a vertex, at the highest point overhead," from earlier Latin vertic-, vertex "top, highest point, pole (turning point), whirl," from vertere "to turn" --related to CONVERSE, REVERSE, UNIVERSE, VERSATILE
1 : directly overhead
2 : going straight up or down from a level surface
3 : of or relating to persons of higher or lower standing <a vertical social order>
- ver·ti·cal·ly /-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb


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