What does ALT mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elevation, EL, altitude, ALT(noun)

    angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)


  1. alt(Noun)

    One of a player's alternate or secondary characters.

  2. Alt(Noun)

    A modifier key.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alt

    the higher part of the scale. See Alto

  2. Origin: [See Alto.]


  1. Alt

    ALT was a one-off band, featuring former New Zealand band Split Enz frontman Tim Finn, Northern Irish singer/songwriter Andy White and the frontman of the Irish band Hothouse Flowers, Liam Ó Maonlaí, that recorded and played together in 1995. The band's name was created out of the letters of their first names. They released two albums. The first was the studio album Altitude, was recorded in Periscope Studios in Melbourne, Australia. It had thirteen tracks, and it included references and influences to the musical and cultural traditions in which the participants grew up. The second was Bootleg, a live recording from The Continental in Sydney, Australia. Both albums were recorded and released in 1994-1995. They toured briefly around Europe after the album was released. Finn re-recorded an ALT song as the title track and first song for his 2001 EP, What You've Done. The ALT version is the second track of that EP. Finn also included his new take on the song in the Feeding the Gods album the same year. In 2004, Ó Maonlaí joined Finn on stage in Dublin, during a Finn Brothers concert, and they performed one of the ALT songs. The three have worked together on each others' solo projects from time to time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alt

    alt, n. high tone, in voice or instrument.—In alt, in the octave above the treble stave beginning with G; (fig.) in an exalted and high-flown mood.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. alt

    1. n. The alt shift key on an IBM PC or clone keyboard; see bucky bits, sense 2 (though typical PC usage does not simply set the 0200 bit). 2. n. The option key on a Macintosh; use of this term usually reveals that the speaker hacked PCs before coming to the Mac (see also feature key, which is sometimes incorrectly called ‘alt’). 3. The alt hierarchy on Usenet, the tree of newsgroups created by users without a formal vote and approval procedure. There is a myth, not entirely implausible, that alt is acronymic for “anarchists, lunatics, and terrorists”; but in fact it is simply short for “alternative”. 4. n.,obs. Rare alternate name for the ASCII ESC character (ASCII 0011011). This use, derives, with the alt key itself, from archaic PDP-10 operating systems, especially ITS.

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  1. ALT

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Anagrams for ALT »

  1. ATL, lat, Lat., LAT, LTA, Tal, TLA

  2. TLA

  3. ATL

  4. Tal

  5. LTA

  6. lat, Lat., LAT


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALT in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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