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Alt

 (ôlt)
n.
The Alt key.

alt 1

 (ălt)
adj.
Pitched in the first octave above the treble staff; high.
n.
1. The first octave above the treble staff.
2. A note or tone in the alt octave.

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

alt 2

 (ôlt)
adj. Informal
1. Espousing or reflecting values different from those of the establishment or of mainstream culture. Often used in combination: alt-rock music; an alt-weekly newspaper.
2. Existing outside traditional or established institutions or systems. Often used in combination: alt-fuels; an alt-lifestyle.

[Short for alternative.]

alt

(ælt) music
adj
1. (Classical Music) (esp of vocal music) high in pitch
2. (Classical Music) of or relating to the octave commencing with the G above the top line of the treble staff
n
(Classical Music) in alt in the octave directly above the treble staff
[C16: from Provençal, from Latin altus high, deep]

alt.

1. alteration.
2. alternate.
3. altitude.
4. alto.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alt - angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)ALT - 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
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Now when fair Morn Orient in Heav'n appeerd Up rose the Victor Angels, and to Arms The matin Trumpet Sung: in Arms they stood Of Golden Panoplie, refulgent Host, Soon banded; others from the dawning Hills Lookd round, and Scouts each Coast light-armed scoure, Each quarter, to descrie the distant foe, Where lodg'd, or whither fled, or if for fight, In motion or in alt: him soon they met Under spred Ensignes moving nigh, in slow But firm Battalion; back with speediest Sail ZEPHIEL, of Cherubim the swiftest wing, Came flying, and in mid Aire aloud thus cri'd.
There is no significant difference in value of mean ALT overall and in those with BMI of more than 25 (p=0.149)
"Three-quarters of all mortgage brokers surveyed make at least one loan per month in all three product categories--prime, Alt A and subprime.
Alt.religion.scientology indeed became a hotbed of critical commentary on Scientology's teachings and tactics (as well as one of the Internet's most actively used discussion forums, with more than 2,700 postings per week).