Vertical

Pronunciation: /ˈvɜr tɪ kəl/ Explain
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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McAdams, David E. Vertical. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/v/vertical.html.

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