altitude


altitude
altitudinous /al'ti toohd"n euhs, -tyoohd"-/, adj.
/al"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n.
1. the height of anything above a given planetary reference plane, esp. above sea level on earth.
2. extent or distance upward; height.
3. Astron. the angular distance of a heavenly body above the horizon.
4. Geom.
a. the perpendicular distance from the vertex of a figure to the side opposite the vertex.
b. the line through the vertex of a figure perpendicular to the base.
5. Usually, altitudes. a high place or region: mountain altitudes.
6. high or important position, rank, etc.
[1350-1400; ME < L altitudo; see ALTI-, -TUDE]
Syn. 1. elevation. 1, 2. See height.
Ant. 2. depth.

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Universalium. 2010.

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