[ UK /lˈætəɹə‍li/ ]
[ US /ˈɫætɝəˌɫi/ ]
  1. to or by or from the side
    such women carry in their heads kinship knowledge of six generations depth and extending laterally among consanguineal kin as far as the grandchildren of second cousin
  2. in a lateral direction or location
    the body is spindle-shaped and only slightly compressed laterally
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How To Use laterally In A Sentence

  • In international custom, a nation that unilaterally breaks contracts must make good the damage.
  • Moreover, cephalopods or both scaphopods and cephalopods, are closely related to, and descended from, laterally compressed helcionelloids.
  • an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally
  • Laterally, a shallow groove borders the lingual side of the tooth from the laterocone to the laterobasal cusp.
  • If you want things to happen then you've got to be proactive, use your initiative and think laterally.
  • So the idea that even one Planned Parenthood staffer (by definition … a “pro-choicer”) is perfectly okay with funding even one abortion, specifically to kill a black child — well, we are unilaterally and unequivocally against that. ProWomanProLife » On “moral hygiene”
  • Because these lures sin laterally, the stop-start retrieve works really well. Favorite Lures of the Trout Guides
  • Together with the associated protein troponin, TM on actin can switch between two laterally shifted conformations.
  • When a main element is dependence on a unilaterally declared temporary cease-fire by one of the key violent actors on the scene – which has not been defeated and which can rescind the cease-fire at any time – how can it be termed a “success”, nevermind a “victory”? Matthew Yglesias » “Winning” The War
  • As defined by Collins, Dinocarids are bilaterally symmetrical arthropods with a body divided into two principal tagmata, recalling the prosoma and opisthosoma of chelicerates, and a non-mineralised cuticle.
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