"vertical" in the noun sense
something that is oriented vertically
2. upright, vertical
a vertical structural member as a post or stake
"the ball sailed between the uprights"
"vertical" in the adjective sense
1. vertical, perpendicular
at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
"a vertical camera angle"
"the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"
"measure the perpendicular height"
relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution
3. erect, vertical, upright
upright in position or posture
"an erect stature"
"erect flower stalks"
"for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"
"a column still vertical amid the ruins"
"he sat bolt upright"
of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group
"vertical social mobility"
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