absolute ceiling

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absolute ceiling

n
(Aeronautics) the maximum height above sea level, usually measured in feet or metres, at which an aircraft can maintain horizontal flight. Compare service ceiling
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Noun1.absolute ceiling - the maximum altitude at which an airplane can maintain horizontal flightabsolute ceiling - the maximum altitude at which an airplane can maintain horizontal flight
ceiling - maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)
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