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horizontal

1. measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon
2. Economics relating to identical stages of commercial activity
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horizontal

[‚här·ə′zänt·əl]
(science and technology)
Being in a plane perpendicular to the gravitational field, that is, perpendicular to a plumb line, at a given point on the earth's surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

horizontal

At right angles to the direction of gravity; on the level; parallel to the horizon; neither vertical nor inclined.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In interdisciplinary work, on the other hand, reciprocity and mutual enriching exist, tending towards the horizontality of power relations among the professionals involved, permitting the exchange of affection and knowledge about the knowledge areas.
As soon as authoritarianism breaks down, and a process of democratisation begins, the vertical model is over and you enter a period of horizontality in which the opinions of the people - in this instance, ordinary Arabs - will matter." As a result, Israel will have to make the man on the street "not only fear it, but also understand it.
Steno was a Danish anatomist and geologist famous for his "principle of original horizontality", the theory that layers of rock are formed horizontally.
In this new era of horizontality, Reynolds says, we don't move backward and forward, we move sideways.