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## al·ti·tude

(ăl′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)*n.*

**1.**

**a.**The height of a thing above a reference level, especially above sea level or above the earth's surface. See Synonyms at elevation.

**b.**Great height or elevation: has trouble breathing at altitude.

**c.**often

**altitudes**A high location or area.

**2.**

*Astronomy*The angular distance above the observer's horizon of a celestial object.

**3.**

*Mathematics*The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex, parallel side, or parallel surface.

**al′ti·tu′di·nal**(-to͞od′n-əl, -tyo͞od′-)

*adj.*

## altitude

(ˈæltɪˌtjuːd)*n*

**1.**the vertical height of an object above some chosen level, esp above sea level; elevation

**2.**(Mathematics)

*geometry*the perpendicular distance from the vertex to the base of a geometrical figure or solid

**3.**(Astronomy)

*astronomy*

*nautical*Also called:

**elevation**the angular distance of a celestial body from the horizon measured along the vertical circle passing through the body. Compare azimuth

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**4.**(Surveying)

*surveying*the angle of elevation of a point above the horizontal plane of the observer

**5.**(

*often plural*) a high place or region

[C14: from Latin

*altitūdō,*from*altus*high, deep]**ˌaltiˈtudinal**

*adj*

## al•ti•tude

(ˈæl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)*n.*

**1.**the height of a thing above a given planetary reference plane, esp. above sea level on earth.

**2.**extent or distance upward; height.

**3.**the angular distance of a heavenly body above the horizon.

**4.**

**a.**the perpendicular distance from the vertex of a geometric figure to the side opposite the vertex.

**b.**the line through the vertex of a geometric figure perpendicular to the base.

**5.**Usu.,

**altitudes.**a high region.

**al`ti•tu′di•nal,**

*adj.*

**syn:**See height.

## al·ti·tude

(ăl′tĭ-to͞od′)**1.**The height of a thing above a reference level, usually above sea level or the Earth's surface.

**2.**

*Astronomy*The vertical angle between a celestial object and the horizon, as seen by the observer. Altitude and azimuth are the coordinates used to navigate with respect to the stars.

**3.**

*Mathematics*The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure, such as a triangle, to the opposite vertex, side, or surface.

## altitude

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

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Noun | 1. | altitude - elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache"elevation - distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations" level - height above ground; "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level" ceiling - (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds ceiling - maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions) |

2. | altitude - the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel) | |

3. | altitude - angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)angular position - relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established |

## altitude

## altitude

*noun*

Translations

عُلُوّ

**مِقْياس الإرْتِفَاع****nadmořská výška**

**výška**

**højde**

**alteco**

**korkeus**

**visina**

**hæî yfir sjávarmáli**

**高度**

**고도**

**aukštis virš jūros lygio**

**augstums**

**nadmorská výška**

**höjd**

**ความสูงเหนือพื้นดินหรือเหนือน้ำทะเล**

**độ cao so với mặt biển**

## altitude

[ˈælt*ɪ*tjuːd]

*n*→ altitude

*f*

at an altitude of 30,000 ft → à une altitude de 9150 m

at altitude → en altitude

at high altitude → à haute altitude

at low altitude → à basse altitude

to gain altitude → prendre de l'altitude

to lose altitude → perdre de l'altitude

*altitude sickness*,

*altitude training*altitude sickness

*n*→ mal

*m*d'altitudealtitude training

*n*→ entraînement

*m*en altitude

to do altitude training → s'entraîner en altitude

## altitude

(ˈӕltitjuːd)*noun*

height above sea-level. What is the altitude of the town?

## altitude

→ عُلُوّ nadmořská výška højde Höhe υψόμετρο altitud korkeus altitude visina altitudine 高度 고도 hoogte høyde wysokość altitude высота höjd ความสูงเหนือพื้นดินหรือเหนือน้ำทะเล irtifa độ cao so với mặt biển 海拔高度## altitude

*n.*altitud, altura, elevación.

## altitude

*n*altura, altitud

*f*;

**high —**gran altura

*or*altitud;

**at high —**en altura

*or*altitud

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