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Definition of horizontal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌhɑrəˈzɑntl//
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  1. 1  flat and level; going across and parallel to the ground rather than going up and down horizontal lines
  2. 2(informal) I was so tired, I just wanted to be horizontal (= lying down). compare vertical
  3. horizontally
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  4. NAmE//ˌhɔrəˈzɑntəli//
    , NAmE//ˌhɑrəˈzɑntəli//
    adverb Cut the cake in half horizontally and spread frosting on one half.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: horizontal

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