Associations to the word «Lateral»


LATERAL, adjective. To the side; of or pertaining to the side.
LATERAL, adjective. (anatomy) Pertaining to the left or right of the body; further from the midline.
LATERAL, adjective. (linguistics) Pertaining to sounds generated by partially blocking the egress of the airstream with the tip of the tongue touching the alveolar ridge, leaving space on one or both sides of the occlusion for air passage.
LATERAL, noun. An object, such as a passage or a protrusion, that is situated on the side of something else
LATERAL, noun. (linguistics) a sound produced through lateral pronunciation (such as /l/ in lateral)
LATERAL, noun. (American football) a lateral pass
LATERAL, noun. (business) An employee hired for a position at the same organizational level or salary as their previous position.
LATERAL, verb. To move (oneself or something) in a lateral direction
LATERAL, verb. (American football) To execute a lateral pass
LATERAL ABERRATION, noun. (optics) Deviation from the correct point of focus measured perpendicular to the axis.
LATERAL ABERRATIONS, noun. Plural of lateral aberration
LATERAL AREA, noun. (geometry) The sum of the areas of the lateral (vertical) faces of a cylinder, cone, frustum, or the like.
LATERAL AREA, noun. (medicine) (dated) A particular part of the medulla oblongata.
LATERAL AREAS, noun. Plural of lateral area
LATERAL CUNEIFORM BONE, noun. (skeleton) One of the three cuneiform bones of the foot.
LATERAL GENE TRANSFER, noun. Horizontal gene transfer
LATERAL GENICULATE NUCLEUS, noun. The nucleus of the thalamus which received input from the optic tract.
LATERAL GENICULATE NUCLEUS, noun. The nucleus which is organized into magnocellular, parvocellular and koniocellular
LATERAL GENICULATE NUCLEUS, noun. This nucleus projects to the Striate cortex, or primary visual cortex
LATERAL LINE, noun. A sense organ of a fish running lengthwise down each of its sides from the vicinity of the operculum to the base of the tail, used to detect movement and vibration in the surrounding water.
LATERAL LINES, noun. Plural of lateral line
LATERAL MALLEOLUS, noun. The prominence on the outer side of the ankle, formed by the lower end of the fibula.
LATERAL MARK, noun. (nautical) A buoy or other navigational mark denoting the port or starboard edge of a channel
LATERAL MERISTEM, noun. (botany) Meristem forming a cylinder within some plants' organs (primarily stems, branches and roots) and allowing them to increase in girth (lateral growth).
LATERAL PASS, noun. (American football) a pass thrown laterally and that counts as a hand-off
LATERAL PASS, noun. (American football) any hand-off, whether lateral or backward
LATERAL PECTORAL NERVE, noun. (anatomy) A nerve that branches from the lateral cord and innervates the pectoralis major muscle.
LATERAL PECTORAL NERVES, noun. Plural of lateral pectoral nerve
LATERAL RAISE, noun. (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arm is raised and lowered against resistance, such as through use of a dumbbell, cable, or resistance band.
LATERAL RAISES, noun. Plural of lateral raise
LATERAL RECTUS, noun. A muscle in the orbit of the eye.
LATERAL STRATUM, noun. (mycology) The area of divergent hyphae which is on either side of the central zone (mediostratum).
LATERAL STRATUMS, noun. Plural of lateral stratum
LATERAL SULCUS, noun. (anatomy) A fissure in the brain which divides the frontal lobe and parietal lobe above from the temporal lobe below
LATERAL THINKING, noun. Using reasoned thought in a non-standard, or non-linear logical, way to find a solution to a problem.
LATERAL TRANSFER, noun. The movement of an employee from his/her current post to a different position without noticeable benefits.

Dictionary definition

LATERAL, noun. A pass to a receiver upfield from the passer.
LATERAL, adjective. Situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson.
LATERAL, adjective. Lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body; "lateral lemniscus".

Wise words

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