Definition of horizontal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɔːrəˈzɑːntl//
    , NAmE//ˌhɑːrəˈzɑːntl//
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  1. 1the horizontal [uncountable] a horizontal position He shifted his position from the horizontal.
  2. 2[countable] a horizontal line or surface
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally meaning something of or at the horizon): from French, or from modern Latin horizontalis, from late Latin horizon, horizont-, from Greek horizōn (kuklos) ‘limiting (circle)’.
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