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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.
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