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Synonyms for lateral
ˈlæt ər əllat·er·al

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  1. lateraladjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lateral

    indirect, oblique, secondary, resultant, collateral, deviative, additive, parallel, adjunctive, incidental

    lineal, direct, primary, immediate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lateral pass, lateraladjective

    a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer

    lateral pass

    top(a), mesial, bottom(a)

  2. lateral, sidelongadjective

    situated at or extending to the side

    "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson

    askant, sidelong, squinty, squint, squint-eyed, askance, asquint

    top(a), mesial, bottom(a)

  3. lateraladjective

    lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body

    "lateral lemniscus"


    top(a), bottom(a), mesial

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  1. Harold Tobin:

    Blanco Fracture zone quakes are strike-slip( lateral motions of the crustal blocks on either side, rather than up-down displacement), so it is very unlikely for them to pose a tsunami threat, even if a bigger quake happened, like a magnitude 7.0 for example.

  2. Nick Hague:

    When the parachute opens, it's five to six Gs of lateral side to side of swinging back and forth, before the chutes open, we're trying to collect loose items in capsule so they don't become projectiles.

  3. Vikas Dwivedi:

    What really matters now is not the number of rigs or wells, but the number of lateral feet drilled and productivity per foot.

  4. Mimi Lamantia:

    Even [with] just five weeks of Argentine tango we were able to decrease that medial and lateral sway by 56 percent.

  5. Steve Scheckel:

    We've been seeing more and more Chicago police officers when we do an emergency hire, which is basically a lateral transfer. They already have the academy.

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