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Film directing has perfected my theater directing. I think when I first started directing, a lot of my stuff was very lateral; I was afraid to have the actors' backs turned away, afraid to put them too far upstage, and I think once I did more things with film, I got more interested in composition.
Adam Rapp

Meaning of "lateral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LATERAL

From Latin laterālis, from latus side.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LATERAL

lateral  [ˈlætərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LATERAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lateral can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LATERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lateral

Lateral is a geometric term of location which may refer to: ▪ Lateral cricoarytenoid muscle ▪ Lateral, an anatomical direction ▪ Lateral canal, a canal built beside another stream ▪ Lateral consonant, an ℓ-like consonant in which air flows along the sides of the tongue ▪ Lateral hiring, recruiting that targets employees of another organization ▪ Lateral mark, a sea mark used in maritime pilotage to indicate the edge of a channel ▪ Lateral pass, a type of pass in American and Canadian football ▪ Lateral release, a surgical procedure on the side of a kneecap ▪ Lateral release, the release of a plosive consonant into a lateral consonant ▪ Lateral stability of aircraft during flight ▪ Lateral support, various meanings ▪ Lateral thinking, the solution of problems through an indirect and creative approach...

Definition of lateral in the English dictionary

The first definition of lateral in the dictionary is of or relating to the side or sides. Other definition of lateral is pronounced with the tip of the tongue touching the centre of the alveolar ridge, leaving space on one or both sides for the passage of the airstream. Lateral is also a lateral object, part, passage, or movement.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LATERAL


ambilateral
ˌæmbɪˈlætərəl
bicollateral
ˌbaɪkɒˈlætərəl
bilateral
baɪˈlætərəl
collateral
kɒˈlætərəl
contralateral
ˌkɒntrəˈlætərəl
doctoral
ˈdɒktərəl
dorsolateral
ˌdɔːsəʊˈlætərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
equilateral
ˌiːkwɪˈlætərəl
ipselateral
ˌɪpsɪˈlætərəl
ipsilateral
ˌɪpsɪˈlætərəl
isobilateral
ˌaɪsəʊbaɪˈlætərəl
multilateral
ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl
posterolateral
ˌpɒstərəʊˈlætərəl
quadrilateral
ˌkwɒdrɪˈlætərəl
satyral
ˈsætərəl
septilateral
ˌsɛptɪˈlætərəl
trilateral
traɪˈlætərəl
unilateral
ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəl
ventrolateral
ˌventrəʊˈlætərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LATERAL

later
latera recta
laterad
lateral line system
lateral thinking
lateralise
laterality
lateralization
lateralize
laterally
Lateran
Lateran palace
laterigrade
laterisation
laterite
lateritic
lateritious
laterization
laterize
lateroversion

WORDS THAT END LIKE LATERAL

apteral
biliteral
chapteral
coleopteral
dipteral
enteral
federal
hemipteral
Lambeth Quadrilateral
monopteral
nonliteral
overliteral
parenteral
peripteral
pluriliteral
presbyteral
quadriliteral
sphincteral
triliteral
uniliteral
ureteral

Synonyms and antonyms of lateral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LATERAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lateral» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lateral

Translation of «lateral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LATERAL

Find out the translation of lateral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lateral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lateral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

侧面的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lateral
570 millions of speakers

English

lateral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पार्श्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الوحشي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

боковая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lateral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পার্শ্বীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

latéral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lateral
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

seitlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

横の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

측면의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

tambahan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பக்கவாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाजूकडील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yanal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

laterale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

boczna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бічна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lateral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλευρική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laterale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lateral
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lateral
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lateral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LATERAL»

The term «lateral» is very widely used and occupies the 8.694 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LATERAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lateral

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3 QUOTES WITH «LATERAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lateral.
1
Josh Homme
By the time you get to your sixth record, some of the benefits of being in a band are grander than ever, but some of the obstacles are just massive. You deal with these lateral subjects, and all that is left is the elephant in the room.
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Adam Rapp
Film directing has perfected my theater directing. I think when I first started directing, a lot of my stuff was very lateral; I was afraid to have the actors' backs turned away, afraid to put them too far upstage, and I think once I did more things with film, I got more interested in composition.
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Warren Rudman
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LATERAL»

Discover the use of lateral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lateral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lateral Flow Immunoassay
This book covers the scope of utilization, the principle of the technology, the patent concerns, information on the development and production of the test device and specific applications will be of interest to the diagnostic industry and ...
Raphael Wong, Harley Tse, 2008
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Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity
This works well in simple situations - but we are at a loss when this approach fails. What then? Lateral thinking is all about freeing up your imagination.
Edward de Bono, 2009
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families
This edition is in two volumes. The second volume ISBN is 9781459613744.
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, 2011
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Outstanding Lateral Thinking Puzzles
The latest in the hugely popular series of think-out-of-the box brainteasers, including Classic Lateral Thinking Challenges and Colorful Lateral Thinking Puzzles.
Paul Sloane, Des MacHale, 2005
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Infuriating Lateral Thinking Puzzles
These are no exception: each challenging mental teaser presents a mini-scenario with a secret twist that’s truly tough to figure out.
Paul Sloane, Des MacHale, 2010
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Challenging Lateral Thinking Puzzles
Offers a selection of puzzles that can only be solved through the use of "lateral thinking."
Paul Sloane, Des MacHale, 1993
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The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills: Unlocking the ...
You can use lateral thinking to turn your organization around.This book describes how the lateral leader develops the vision, culture and processes that transform a regular business into an innovation hothouse.
Paul Sloane, 2006
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Lateral Skull Base Surgery: The House Clinic Atlas
This atlas covers topics ranging from auditory brainstem implants to vestibular schwannoma, providing readers with a comprehensive overview of surgical procedures and techniques used to treat a variety of skull base diseases.Special ...
Rick A. Friedman, William H. Slattery, 2012
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Lateral Thinking Puzzlers
Gathers word problems that involve using the imagination to explain a seemingly inexplicable situation
Paul Sloane, 1992
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Lateral Marketing: New Techniques for Finding Breakthrough Ideas
This book defines a framework and theory for lateral marketing and the development of breakthrough ideas that will succeed in a consumer market already over-saturated.
Philip Kotler, Fernando Trías De Bes, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LATERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lateral is used in the context of the following news items.
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What Do You Think Of Legal Recruiters? The Results
Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts Lateral Link's team of expert contributors. Michael Allen is Managing Principal at ... «Above the Law, Jul 15»
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Kaye Scholer's MP on Challenges of the Lateral Market
In the second video in our series with Solow, he talk about the challenges of the lateral market for lawyers, and ways of lessening the impact of ... «Bloomberg Big Law Business, Jul 15»
3
Police Officer - Lateral
A Police Officer performs a variety of law enforcement activities during an assigned shift. Major duties may include crime response, patrol, ... «Police News, Jul 15»
4
Campaigners demand more multi-lateral talks on high cost of isles …
Campaigners against the high cost of flying to and from Scottish Islands have called for all relevant parties to come together for a roundtable ... «Island News & Advertiser, Jul 15»
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Hausfeld Rides Big Fees Into New York, Plus More Lateral Moves
The Washington, D.C.-based firm, which last fall opened an office in Brussels and also has outposts in London, Philadelphia and San ... «The American Lawyer, Jul 15»
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Entry Level and Lateral Police Officers
Lateral Police Officers - NEW $5,000 signing bonus - $5,038 - $6,519/mo. with excellent benefits. More information on job requirements and the ... «Longview Daily News, Jul 15»
7
FERC Finishes Environmental Review of Gas Lateral to NW Port Site
FERC staff on Monday released a favorable environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed 3.1-mile, 320 MMcf/d pipeline lateral to serve one ... «Natural Gas Intelligence, Jul 15»
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Precision Die Cutting - World Class converting expertise for the IVD …
Precision Die Cutting you complete Converting partner for the Development and Manufacturing of Point of Care/ Near patient & Lateral flow ... «Newswise, Jul 15»
9
New Study Links Formaldehyde with an Increased Risk of …
This is not the first time scientists find an association between formaldehyde and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Previous studies have shown a ... «Mid-Day Daily, Jul 15»
10
Some lateral thinking on the economy
The Indian imagination went through anxious moments this past fortnight with speculation over Greece, then over Chinese stock markets. «Hindu Business Line, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lateral [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lateral>. Dec 2019 ».
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