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altitude

al·ti·tude

altitude

 
pronunciation:
ael tih tud
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the height of a given object or location above a specified base, such as sea level or earth.
Once the plane reached an altitude above the clouds, the flight was very smooth.These animals have adapted to living at this high altitude in the mountains.The aircraft is now cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet.
synonyms:
elevation, height
similar words:
tallness
definition 2: in astronomy, the angular distance of a celestial body, measured from the horizon.
definition 3: in geometry, the perpendicular distance from a vertex to its base or opposite surface.
definition 4: (usu. pl.) a high region or area.
The air is thin at very high altitudes.
synonyms:
elevation, heights, summit
similar words:
plateau
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alt Latin root that means high