Math Definitions - Letter H

Horizontal Run

Definition of Horizontal Run

Definition of Horizontal Run

The Horizontal Run of a straight line is the horizontal (left or right) distance it covers for a given vertical (upward or downward) distance.

The gradient (or slope) of a line is given by \(\dfrac{\text{Vertical Rise}}{\text{Horizontal Run}}\).

In some countries, "Horizontal Run" is shortened to "run".


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter H

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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