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 (ăl′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
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.

[Middle English, from Latin altitūdō, from altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

al′ti·tu′di·nal (-to͞od′n-əl, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
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During winter season, livestock were shifted to lower area separating them from Grey goral altitudinally and thereby minimizing habitat overlap.
The study area in Massachusetts is a part of the broader New England region, which consists of eight physiographic sections that range from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the United States, and it has a temperate climate that varies latitudinally and altitudinally (Cogbill et al.
This species occurs in Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca and southern Puebla in the Balsas River Basin in central Mexico (Smith & Taylor, 1950), in several localities of tropical dry forest, from south-central region Morelos, and altitudinally from 800 to 1,700 m (Castro-Franco & Bustos, 1994; Castro-Franco & Bustos, 2003).
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Altitudinally Chironominae, Orthocladiinae, Tanypodinae, Baetodes, Camelobaetidius, Leptohyphes, Thraulodes and Smicridea were recorded in all stations.
Locally, the top of these lake deposits matches altitudinally with planation surfaces cut-across pre-Neogene folded formations at the margins of the basins, constituting excellent morphostratigraphic makers for identifying recent deformation structures and assessing their activity (e.g.
Vegetation zones were shifted altitudinally by as much as 1,500-2,000 m, many of the isolated paramos merged, and the ecosystem as a whole covered an area many times larger than the present one (Fig.
There would be marches by the altitudinally bereft which would pass, not unnaturally, unnoticed.