AskDefine | Define lateral

Dictionary Definition

lateral adj
1 situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson [syn: sidelong]
2 lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body; "lateral lemniscus" n : a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer [syn: lateral pass]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. a lateral pass

Adjective

lateral
  1. to the side

Translations

Extensive Definition

Lateral may refer to:
  • Lateral, an anatomical direction - see Human anatomical terms
  • Lateral pass, tnonononoype of pass in American and Canadian football
  • Lateral thinking, thinking concerned with changing concepts and perception
  • Lateral consonants, "L"-like consonants pronounced with an occlusion made somewhere along the axis of the tongue
  • Lateral mark, a sea mark used in maritime pilotage to indicate the edge of a channel
  • Lateral support, a type of physical support to help prevent sideways movement
lateral in German: Lateral

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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