Something that goes up and down? [change]
Something that goes up and down is moving vertically, the price of something may go up and down, a person may jump up and down; a lamppost doesn't go up and down - it just stands there. I don't think my definition is perfectly simple, but at least it's correct, IMHO. Verticality is defined by an angle, or you may define it by synonyms like upright, but the way it is written now does not really work, I'm afraid. Before starting an edit war, I wanted to start a discussion here ... --rimshottalk 10:43, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
- A line can go up and down without moving. Feel free to edit though.--Brett 14:05, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
- Even when talking of a line that goes up and down, one doesn't usually mean a vertical line. Most people would think of something like this, wouldn't they? I'll try to come up with a better explanation for the article, as you were certainly right in finding my other one not simple enough. --rimshottalk 15:22, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
- In the noun sense, you cannot say "a vertical". It is "the vertical"
- A thing (plane seat for example) cannot be "in" the vertical. They can only be "in a vertical direction". The correct form is "on the vertical".
--Grandmajam 10:07, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Encyclopedic information [change]
I think the section at the end is beyond what belongs in a dictionary. Perhaps you should move this encyclopedic information to SE wikipedia and put a link here.--Brett 11:08, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
- I'm with Brett on this one. Move the info to SEWP (maybe on one of the geometry pages, perhaps on a new one about point of reference or something) and make a link to here. It is definitely not dictionary information, although possibly another definition or two could be drawn from the information, I don't know. --Cromwellt|talk|contribs 17:58, 10 September 2007 (UTC)