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vertical

1. Economics of or relating to associated or consecutive, though not identical, stages of industrial activity
2. Anatomy of, relating to, or situated at the top of the head (vertex)
3. a vertical plane, position, or line
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Vertical

Pertaining to anything, such as a structural member, which is upright in position, perpendicular to a horizontal member, and exactly plumb.
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vertical

1. Any upright member, as in a truss.
2. The direction of gravity, at right angles to the horizon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Another decision I had to make was to verticalize each of the sales forces, because I didn't want three people calling on the same account.
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They can choose to verticalize the production or provision of services to minimize the problem of the agent, that is, the excessive power of third parties that jeopardizes the preferences or coalitions of interest around the development of socio-educational activities (16).