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  • n. verticalness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being vertical; verticalness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being vertical; verticalness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. position at right angles to the horizon

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Examples

  • Plus, the majority of the building support was its exoskeleton – which had been severely gashed by the plane crash, causing a domino effect in verticality that over stressed the compromised joints and well, down it came.

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  • Oh and "truth" you are so self deluded that I'm surprised you can maintain verticality.

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  • The geometric forms recall the verticality of skyscrapers, evoking a city in miniature; in a natural environment they highlight the grandiosity of the natural world, the dominion of natural, effervescent calm.

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  • As well, while there is a certain weighted-ness to it with its heavy columns, giving it a certain gravitas, it yet retains the important element of verticality which is so effectual to ecclesiastical settings.

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  • Check out the neat 'verticality' ability the jet pack opens up.

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  • Changing spaces, spaces full of hints and nuances where concepts such as verticality and depth play an essential role.

    Spanish Pavillion at Expo Zaragoza 2008

  • Against that backdrop, the amazing lightness and fragility and gracefulness and, to use one of Fertman's words, "verticality" of the human figure is accentuated.

    I, Hippopotamus

  • Players can command units in the air, across rooftops, on the earth's surface and even underground; this unique idea of "verticality" introduces multiple layers of gameplay that must be mastered for strategic advantage.

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  • Stormrise also allows units to be commanded in the air, across rooftops, on the earth's surface and even underground, this unique idea of "verticality" introduces multiple layers of gameplay that must be mastered for strategic advantage.

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  • In the pieces painted during his time with Gill at Capel, and the years that immediately followed, we can see the rapid emergence of what has been called a 'sub-expressionist' style: there are powerful linear patterns, a relentless 'verticality' – the depth of landscape transmuted into a sort of foreshortened perspective, the entire depth coming forward into the surface (as dramatically in 'The Waterfall, Afon Honddu Fach', 'Blaeu Bwlch', 'Tir y Blaenau', the well-known 'Y Twympa', and – from his visit to Lourdes with the Gill family - 'Roman Land' and 'The River Gave in the Pyrenees').

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