Definitions for ALTITUDEˈæl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
al•ti•tude*ˈæl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)
the height of a thing above a given planetary reference plane, esp. above sea level on earth.
Category: Geography (terms)
extent or distance upward; height.
the angular distance of a heavenly body above the horizon.
the perpendicular distance from the vertex of a geometric figure to the side opposite the vertex. the line through the vertex of a geometric figure perpendicular to the base.
Usu., altitudes. a high region.
* Syn: See height.
Origin of altitude:
1350–1400; ME < L altitūdō; see alti -, -tude
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)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
altitude(noun)ˈæl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud
the height measured from sea level
the dangers of climbing in high altitudes; at an altitude of 5,745 feet
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
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 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.
Translations for ALTITUDE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
height above sea-level
What is the altitude of the town?
- hoogte bo seëvlakAfrikaans
- مِقْياس الإرْتِفَاعArabic
- altitudePortuguese (BR)
- nadmořská výškaCzech
- die HöheGerman
- højde (over havet)Danish
- ارتفاع از سطح دریاFarsi
- korkeus merenpinnastaFinnish
- nadmorska visinaCroatian
- hæð yfir sjávarmáliIcelandic
- aukštis virš jūros lygioLithuanian
- augstums (virs jūras līmeņa)Latvian
- høyde (over havet)Norwegian
- ارتفاع از سطح دریاPersian
- د سیند له سطحی څخه لوړوالیPashto
- nadmorská výškaSlovak
- nadmorska višinaSlovenian
- nadmorska visinaSerbian
- yükseklik, irtifaTurkish
- 海拔Chinese (Trad.)
- висота над рівнем моряUkrainian
- بلندی ، ارتفاعUrdu
- độ cao so với mặt nước biểnVietnamese
- 海拔高度Chinese (Simp.)
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