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vertical

vertical(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (position)
a. vertical
El cirujano realizó una incisión vertical desde el ombligo al pubis.The surgeon made a vertical incision, from the navel to the pubic bone.
b. upright
Emilio dejó de tocar y puso la guitarra vertical contra la pared.Emilio stopped playing and placed the guitar upright against the wall.
2. (related to subordination)
a. vertical
El gerente está en la cima de la cadena de mando vertical de la empresa.The manager is on top of the vertical chain of command of the company.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
3. (sports)
a. handstand
Puedo hacer la medialuna, pero todavía no me sale hacer la vertical.I can do a cartwheel, but I can't do a handstand yet.
4. (mathematics)
a. vertical
Con la ayuda de un transportador, dibuja un arco que se cruce con la vertical en 9.Using a protractor, draw an arc that intersects the vertical at 9.
b. vertical line
Traza una vertical que se cruce con el eje X.Draw a vertical line that meets the x-axis.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
5. (astronomy)
a. vertical circle
Derivamos una ecuación para determinar el vertical de un acimut determinado.We derived an equation to determine the vertical circle for any given azimuth.
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vertical
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (mathematics)
a. vertical
2. (derecho)
a. upright
el respaldo estaba casi verticalthe back was almost vertical
poner en posición verticalto place in an upright position
3. (formato, orientación)
a. portrait
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
4. (astronomy)
a. vertical circle
5. (mathematics)
a. vertical (line)
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vertical
adjective
[+línea, plano] vertical; [+postura, piano] upright
despegue vertical (Aeronáutica) vertical take-off; ponlo vertical put it upright
1 (Técnica) (Matemáticas) vertical line; vertical
descender en vertical to descend vertically; elevarse en vertical to rise vertically
2 (Dep)
hacer la vertical to do a handstand
(Astronomía) vertical circle
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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