Definitions for ALTITUDEˈæl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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  1. altitude, height(noun)

    elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

    "the altitude gave her a headache"

  2. altitude(noun)

    the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)

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

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

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  1. altitude(Noun)

    The height measured from sea level up to any given point.

    As the altitude increases, the temperature gets lower, so remember to bring warm clothes to the mountains.

  2. altitude(Noun)

    A vertical distance.

  3. altitude(Noun)

    The distance measured perpendicularly from a figure's vertex to the opposite side of the vertex.

    The perpendicular height of a triangle is known as its altitude.

  4. altitude(Noun)

    The angular distance of a heavenly body above our Earth's horizon.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Altitude(noun)

    space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; as, the altitude of a mountain, or of a bird above the top of a tree

  2. Altitude(noun)

    the elevation of a point, or star, or other celestial object, above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between such point and the horizon. It is either true or apparent; true when measured from the rational or real horizon, apparent when from the sensible or apparent horizon

  3. Altitude(noun)

    the perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc

  4. Altitude(noun)

    height of degree; highest point or degree

  5. Altitude(noun)

    height of rank or excellence; superiority

  6. Altitude(noun)

    elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs

  7. Origin: [L. altitudo, fr. altus high. Cf. Altar, Haughty, Enhance.]

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  1. Altitude

    Altitude or height is defined based on the context in which it is used. As a general definition, altitude is a distance measurement, usually in the vertical or "up" direction, between a reference datum and a point or object. The reference datum also often varies according to the context. Although the term altitude is commonly used to mean the height above sea level of a location, in geography the term elevation is often preferred for this usage. Vertical distance measurements in the "down" direction are commonly referred to as depth.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Altitude

    A vertical distance measured from a known level on the surface of a planet or other celestial body.

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. altitude

    The vertical distance of a level, a point or an object considered as a point, measured from mean sea level. See also drop altitude; elevation; minimum safe altitude.


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