vertical

vertical ver‧ti‧cal [ˈvɜːtɪkl ǁ ˈvɜːr-] adjective
1. HUMAN RESOURCES a vertical organization, system etc is one in which decisions and rules are passed on to employees through several different levels of management:

• Our team has abandoned the vertical structure because it didn't let people interact.

• Our goal is to improve vertical communications.

2. vertical restraint/​price-fixing FINANCE methods used by manufacturers to control the price at which their products are sold by other companies:

• Retail price maintenance is a simple example of a vertical restraint.

• a crackdown on vertical price-fixing

— compare flat1

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vertical UK US /ˈvɜːtɪkəl/ adjective
GRAPHS & CHARTS a vertical line, column, etc. goes straight up or down rather than across: »

The vertical columns of the table were headed with the months of the year.

HR used to describe the different ranks of managers and workers in an organization: »

The vertical structures of the past are less popular now that decision-making and innovation are encouraged at all operating levels.

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If there are more than five levels of management, the organization is said to be high in vertical differentiation.

COMMERCE, FINANCE used to describe the different stages of an industrial or commercial process, and the organizations involved: vertical agreement/market/restraint »

Vertical restraints can be used to isolate national markets, particularly where there are price differences between EU Member States.

Compare HORIZONTAL(Cf. ↑horizontal)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
(to the horizon), ,


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  • vertical — vertical, ale, aux [ vɛrtikal, o ] adj. et n. • 1587; point vertical 1545; bas lat. verticalis, de vertex, verticis « sommet » I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui suit la direction de la pesanteur, du fil à plomb en un lieu; perpendiculaire à un plan horizontal.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vertical — Ver ti*cal, a. [Cf. F. vertical. See {Vertex}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one. [1913 Webster] Charity . . . is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vertical — VERTICÁL, Ă, verticali, e, adj. Care este orientat perpendicular pe un plan orizontal; care are direcţia căderii corpurilor; (sens curent) care este orientat drept (în sus). ♢ Dreaptă verticală = dreaptă care uneşte un punct de pe pământ cu… …   Dicționar Român

  • vertical — vertical, perpendicular, plumb can mean situated at right angles to the plane of the horizon or extending from that plane at such an angle. Vertical suggests a relation to the vertex or topmost point (see APEX 1); it is used most often when the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vertical — vertical, ale (vèr ti kal, ka l ) adj. 1°   Qui est placé haut au dessus de la tête, du vertex. •   Lorsque le soleil, au Capricorne, échauffe pendant trois semaines l île de France de ses feux verticaux...., BERN. DE ST PIERRE Paul et Virg..… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Vertical — Vertical, adj. & adv. welches aus dem Latein. verticalis entlehnet ist, scheitelrecht, so wie perpendiculär durch senkrecht gegeben wird. Einen Mörser vertical richten. Daher die Vertical Fläche, welche auf der horizontalen Fläche senkrecht… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • Vertical — Ver ti*cal, n. 1. Vertical position; zenith. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A vertical line, plane, or circle. [1913 Webster] {Prime vertical}, {Prime vertical dial}. See under {Prime}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vertical — (Del lat. verticālis). 1. adj. Geom. Dicho de una recta o de un plano: Que es perpendicular a otra recta o plano horizontal. 2. Que tiene la dirección de una plomada. U. t. c. s. f.) 3. Que, en figuras, dibujos, escritos, impresos, etc., va de la …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Vêrtical — Datos generales Origen Lima, Perú Información artística …   Wikipedia Español

  • vertical — adj. 2 g. 1. Que forma um ângulo reto com o plano do horizonte (ex.: plano vertical). 2. Que está colocado no vértice. 3. Direito, aprumado. 4. Que está organizado segundo um esquema hierárquico (ex.: estruturas verticais de um organismo). • s. f …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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