altimeter


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al·tim·e·ter

 (ăl-tĭm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument for determining elevation, especially an aneroid barometer used in aircraft that senses pressure changes accompanying changes in altitude.

[Latin altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

al′ti·met′ric (ăl′tə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
al·tim′e·try n.

altimeter

(ælˈtɪmɪtə; ˈæltɪˌmiːtə)
n
(Aeronautics) an instrument that indicates height above sea level, esp one based on an aneroid barometer and fitted to an aircraft

al•tim•e•ter

(ælˈtɪm ɪ tər, ˈæl təˌmi tər)

n.
an aneroid or radio barometer used chiefly in aircraft to ascertain flight altitude.
[1820–30]

al·tim·e·ter

(ăl-tĭm′ĭ-tər)
An instrument that measures and indicates the height above sea level at which an object, such as an airplane, is located.

altimeter

An instrument which measures vertical distance with respect to a reference level.

altimeter

an instrument for determining altitude above a fixed level by comparison of air pressure readings.
See also: Instruments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.altimeter - an instrument that measures the height above groundaltimeter - an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
aneroid, aneroid barometer - a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
hypsometer - an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
Translations
AltimeterHöhenmesser
altimetarvisinomjer

altimeter

[ˈæltɪmiːtəʳ] Naltímetro m

altimeter

[ælˈtɪmɪtər] n [plane] → altimètre m

altimeter

nHöhenmesser m

altimeter

[ˈæltɪmiːtəʳ] naltimetro
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