Vertical

Pronunciation: /ˈvɜr tɪ kəl/ ?
A horizontal line segment, a vertical line segment, and a slant line segment.
Figure 1: Vertical.

A geometric figure is vertical if it goes from up and down or down and up. A geometric figure is vertical if it is perpendicular to the horizon. The y-axis in a Cartesian coordinate system is conventionally vertical.

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  1. vertical. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=vertical&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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