Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Being at the highest point, or directly overhead.

Part of speech: adjective

Perpendicular; upright.

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Usage examples "vertical":

  1. Thus, if we call the capacity of one vertical wire in free space unity, then the capacity of four wires placed rather near together will only be about twice that of one wire, and that of twenty- five wires will only be about five times one wire. - "Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy", John Ambrose Fleming.
  2. With out the slightest warning he would make a very sharp and almost vertical dive. - "The Mastery of the Air", William J. Claxton.
  3. This combination of vertical and horizontal masonry is typical of all the Maltese temples. - "Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders", T. Eric Peet.