Lateral and Sideways


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Lateral adjective – Of, relating to, or located on one side.
Sideways and lateral are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Sideways" instead an adjective "Lateral".
Nearby Word: laterally
Synonyms for Lateral


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Sideways adjective – (of movement) at an angle.
Lateral and sideways are semantically related. You can use "Lateral" instead an adjective "Sideways".
Synonyms for Sideways

Things that words describes

move lateral move sideways move
motion lateral motion sideways motion
position lateral position sideways position
example lateral example sideways example
Other nouns: angle, moves.
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