elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
"the altitude gave her a headache"
the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
elevation, EL, altitude, ALT(noun)
angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
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.
A vertical distance.
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.
The angular distance of a heavenly body above our Earth's horizon.
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
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
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
height of degree; highest point or degree
height of rank or excellence; superiority
elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs
Origin: [L. altitudo, fr. altus high. Cf. Altar, Haughty, Enhance.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
alt′i-tude, n. height: a point or position at a height above the sea: high rank or eminence.—n.pl. Alt′itudes, passion, excitement.—adj. Altitū′dinal.—n. Altitudinā′rian, one given to flightiness in doctrine or belief. [L. altitudo—altus, high.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A vertical distance measured from a known level on the surface of a planet or other celestial body.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
The numerical value of ALTITUDE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ALTITUDE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- височина, [[надморска]] [[височина]]Bulgarian
- alçada, altitudCatalan, Valencian
- výška, nadmořská výškaCzech
- ύψος, υψόμετροGreek
- altura, altitudSpanish
- altitude, hauteurFrench
- altitudine, altezzaItalian
- 高度, 海抜, 高さJapanese
- [[wysokość]] [[bezwzględna]]Polish
- altitudine, înălțimeRomanian
- альтиту́да, [[высота́]] [[над]] [[уровень, возвы́шенность, высота́, высота над уровнем моряRussian
- altitud, höjdSwedish
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