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Definitions for altimeter
ælˈtɪm ɪ tər, ˈæl təˌmi təral·time·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. altimeternoun

    an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation

Wiktionary

  1. altimeternoun

    An apparatus for measuring altitude.

  2. Etymology: From Latin altus, high + -meter.

Wikipedia

  1. Altimeter

    An altimeter or an altitude meter is an instrument used to measure the altitude of an object above a fixed level. The measurement of altitude is called altimetry, which is related to the term bathymetry, the measurement of depth under water. The most common unit for altimeter calibration worldwide is hectopascals (hPa), except for North America (other than Canada ) and Japan where inches of mercury (inHg) are used. To obtain an accurate altitude reading in either feet or meters, the local barometric pressure must be calibrated correctly using the barometric formula.

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  1. altimeter

    An altimeter is a device used to measure the altitude or height above a fixed level, often sea level. It is commonly used in aircrafts, mountaineering, skydiving, and other activities where altitude measurement is critical. The device usually operates based on barometric pressure, GPS signals, or radar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Altimeternoun

    an instrument for taking altitudes, as a quadrant, sextant, etc

  2. Etymology: [LL. altimeter; altus high + metrum, Gr. , measure: cf. F. altimtre.]

Wikidata

  1. Altimeter

    An altimeter or an altitude meter is an instrument used to measure the altitude of an object above a fixed level. The measurement of altitude is called altimetry, which is related to the term bathymetry, the measurement of depth underwater.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Altimeter

    al-tim′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring heights.—adj. Altimet′rical.—n. Altim′etry. [L. altus, high, and Meter.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of altimeter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of altimeter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of altimeter in a Sentence

  1. Brian Solis:

    When you hop apps all the time, Altimeter Group’s painful.

  2. The FAA:

    Even with these approvals, flights at some airports may still be affected, the FAA also continues to work with manufacturers to understand how radar altimeter data is used in other flight control systems. Passengers should check with their airlines for latest flight schedules.

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