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vertical Idioms & Phrases


Deviation of the line of the vertical

  • the difference between the actual direction of a plumb line and the direction it would have if the earth were a perfect ellipsoid and homogeneous, caused by the attraction of a mountain, or irregularities in the earth's density.
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Prime vertical

  • (Astron.), the vertical circle which passes through the east and west points of the horizon.
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Prime vertical, Prime vertical dial

  • . See under Prime, a.
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Prime-vertical dial

  • a dial in which the shadow is projected on the plane of the prime vertical.
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Prime-vertical transit instrument

  • a transit instrument the telescope of which revolves in the plane of the prime vertical, used for observing the transit of stars over this circle.
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Seismic vertical

  • the point upon the earth's surface vertically over the center of effort or focal point whence the earthquake's impulse proceeds, or the vertical line connecting these two points.
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Vertical angle

  • noun either of two equal and opposite angles formed by the intersection of two straight lines
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  • (Astron. & Geod.), an angle measured on a vertical circle, called an angle of elevation, or altitude, when reckoned from the horizon upward, and of depression when downward below the horizon.
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Vertical anthers

  • (Bot.), such anthers as stand erect at the top of the filaments.
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vertical bank

  • noun a bank so steep that the plane's lateral axis approaches the vertical
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Vertical circle

  • noun a great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the zenith and perpendicular to the horizon
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  • (Astron.), an azimuth circle. See under Azimuth.
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vertical combination

  • noun absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution
    vertical combination.
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Vertical drill

  • an drill. See under Upright.
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vertical file

  • noun a file in which records are stored upright on one edge
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vertical fin

  • noun a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane
    tail fin; vertical stabiliser; vertical fin; tailfin.
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Vertical fire

  • (Mil.), the fire, as of mortars, at high angles of elevation.
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vertical flute

  • noun a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
    fipple flute; recorder; fipple pipe.
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vertical integration

  • noun absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution
    vertical combination.
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Vertical leaves

  • (Bot.), leaves which present their edges to the earth and the sky, and their faces to the horizon, as in the Australian species of Eucalyptus.
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Vertical limb

  • a graduated arc attached to an instrument, as a theodolite, for measuring vertical angles.
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Vertical line

  • . (a) (Dialing) A line perpendicular to the horizon. (b) (Conic Sections) A right line drawn on the vertical plane, and passing through the vertex of the cone. (c) (Surv.) The direction of a plumb line; a line normal to the surface of still water. (d) (Geom., Drawing, etc.) A line parallel to the sides of a page or sheet, in distinction from a horizontal line parallel to the top or bottom.
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Vertical plane

  • . (a) (Conic Sections) A plane passing through the vertex of a cone, and through its axis. (b) (Projections) Any plane which passes through a vertical line. (c) (Persp.) The plane passing through the point of sight, and perpendicular to the ground plane, and also to the picture.
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Vertical sash

  • a sash sliding up and down. Cf. French sash, under 3d Sash.
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vertical section

  • noun a mechanical drawing showing the interior of an object as if made by a vertical plane passing through it
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vertical stabiliser

  • noun a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane
    tail fin; vertical stabiliser; vertical fin; tailfin.
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vertical stabilizer

  • noun a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane
    tail fin; vertical stabiliser; vertical fin; tailfin.
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Vertical steam engine

  • a steam engine having the crank shaft vertically above or below a vertical cylinder.
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vertical surface

  • noun a surface that is vertical
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vertical tail

  • noun the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
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vertical union

  • noun a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
    industrial union.
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