altitude /ˈaltɪtjuːd/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level

flight data including airspeed and altitude
[ count noun]
flying at altitudes over 15,000 feet.
2. great height

the mechanism can freeze at altitude.
[Astronomy] the apparent height of a celestial object above the horizon, measured in angular distance.
[Geometry] the length of the perpendicular line from a vertex to the opposite side of a figure.
II. derivatives

altitudinal /altɪˈtjuːdɪn(ə)l /

– origin late Middle English: from Latin altitudo, from altus ‘high’.

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