AskDefine | Define verticality

Dictionary Definition

verticality n : position at right angles to the horizon [syn: verticalness, erectness, uprightness]

Extensive Definition

An object is in a vertical position when it is aligned in an "up-down" direction, roughly speaking perpendicular to the horizon or horizontal plane.
In science, it can also refer to:
  • Vertical direction, the direction aligned with the direction of the force of gravity, as materialized with a plumb line
In mathematics:
  • Vertical (angles), a pair of angles sharing the same vertex and bounded by the same pair of lines but are opposite to each other
In music:
In business:
  • Vertical market, a group of similar businesses and customers which engage in trade based on specific and specialized needs
  • Vertical integration, a management term describing a style of ownership and control
  • Vertical monopoly, a monopoly produced through vertical integration
In networking:
  • Vertical (network), the portion of network cabling that runs between floors, usually considered the backbone network
In art:
  • Vertical, is a French art gallery (Paris) which presents vegetal sculptures.
In furnishings:
In athletics:
  • Vertical jump, a measure of how high an individual or athlete can elevate off the ground from a standstill
In a Vertical wine tasting different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery are tasted.

See also

verticality in Danish: Lodret
verticality in German: Vertikale
verticality in Spanish: Vertical
verticality in Esperanto: Vertikalo
verticality in French: Verticale
verticality in Dutch: Verticaal
verticality in Japanese: 上下
verticality in Swedish: Vertikal
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