- 1(of a line, pole, etc.) going straight up or down from a level surface or from top to bottom in a picture, etc. synonym perpendicular the vertical axis of the graph The cliff was almost vertical. There was a vertical drop to the ocean. compare horizontal
- 2having a structure in which there are top, middle, and bottom levels a vertical flow of communication
- NAmE//ˈvərt̮ɪkli//adverb The cliffs rose up vertically out of the water.
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