What is another word for lateral?

Pronunciation: [lˈatəɹə͡l] (IPA)

Lateral is an adjective that is commonly used to describe something situated on the side or exterior of something else. Some common synonyms for lateral include sideways, side, oblique, flank, and flanking. Other terms that convey a similar meaning include peripheral, adjacent, neighboring, parallel, and collateral. Additionally, the phrase "off to the side" can be used in place of lateral to describe something that is situated away from the center or focal point. Whatever wordage one chooses, it should aim to encapsulate the essence of laterally situated things, which always tend to be on the periphery or obstructed from view in some way.

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What are the opposite words for lateral?

Lateral is an adjective that refers to the sides or the outermost parts of something. It is often used to describe movement, position or direction. Its antonyms are words that refer to the opposite or contrary meaning. For instance, the antonym of lateral is central, which means something is located at the centre of something else. Another antonym for lateral is vertical, which means something is arranged in a straight line that extends from up to down. Similarly, medial, which means something is situated in the middle of something else, is also an antonym of lateral. Other antonyms for lateral include longitudinal, sagittal, asymmetrical and oblique.

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Usage examples for Lateral

The tube has a lateral glass tube fused into it, by which the exhaustion is made, which is afterwards sealed off, and this tube projects on the side of the wider portion of the gap between the silver plugs.
"Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy"
John Ambrose Fleming
A variation of the above arangements consists in making this lateral circuit equal in length to one-half of a wave, and connecting the coherer to its centre through a condenser to the earth.
"Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy"
John Ambrose Fleming
One of these lateral wires is made equal, or nearly equal, in length to the aerial, and the other is made longer to fulfil the following condition.
"Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy"
John Ambrose Fleming

Famous quotes with Lateral

  • The other thing about FEMA, my understanding is that it was supposed to move into the Department of Homeland Security... and be what it was, but also having a lot of lateral communication with all those others involved in that issue of homeland security.
    Warren Rudman
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