IN MATH: 1. adj. parallel to the horizon; straight across from left to right or side to side; perpendicular to vertical. EX. The x-axis is often the horizontal axis in a Cartesian coordinate system.

IN ENGLISH: 1. as defined above. EX. If the pool table isn't perfectly horizontal, the balls may roll on their own. 2. adj. lying down, rather than standing up.

APPLICATION: (see list 230)

1. State the horizontal line passing through the point (4, -1).

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