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An instrument for determining elevation, especially an aneroid barometer used in aircraft that senses pressure changes accompanying changes in altitude.
al′ti·met′ric (ăl′tə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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the science of measuring altitudes, as with an altimeter
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al•tim•e•try(ælˈtɪm ɪ tri)
the science of measuring altitude, as by an altimeter.
al`ti•met′ri•cal (-təˈmɛ trɪ kəl) adj.
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the science of measuring heights, as with an altimeter. — altimetrical, adj.See also: Heights
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