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laterally (ˈlætərəlɪ) 

Definitions

adverb

  1. in a way that relates to the side or sides; sideways   ⇒ Shafts were sunk, with tunnels dug laterally.   ⇒ Cut the scallops in slices laterally.
  2. (phonetics) (of pronouncing a speech sound like l) 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 (ˈlætərəl Pronunciation for lateral

Definitions

adjective

  1. of or relating to the side or sides   ⇒ a lateral blow
  2. (phonetics) (of a speech sound like l) 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

noun

  1. a lateral object, part, passage, or movement
  2. (phonetics) a lateral speech sound
  3. (botany) a branch, leaf, or bud that grows out from the side of a stem or trunk

Derived Forms

ˈlaterally adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin laterālis, from latus side

Example Sentences Including 'laterally'

A third-form house match team knows not to shovel the ball laterally along the line with the advantage line not even on the horizon.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Challenging each other to think creatively, laterally , differently.
Misc (1999)
In effect, researchers are expected to reconceptualize their evidence in terms of other possible models - to think laterally.
Lee Harvey Critical Social Research
Presently the elongated counten ance spread itself laterally into a grin of recognition.
Butterworth, Michael The Five Million Dollar Prince
Says Aadesh Goyal, 34, assistant vice-president (hr) of the Rs 34-crore Hughes Software Systems: "You need to grow laterally.
Business Today (1997)
Today's challenges require individuals who take initiative, think laterally , engage others and see possibilities.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Wasps defensive coach Shaun Edwards said: `Their defence blitzed us out wide and made us pay for running laterally.
Sun, News of the World (2004)

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