[ UK /ˈæltɪtjˌuːd/ ]
[ US /ˈæɫtəˌtud/ ]
NOUN
  1. elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
    the altitude gave her a headache
  2. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  3. the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
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How To Use altitude In A Sentence

  • These observations will provide a valuable supplement to the simultaneous records of other expeditions, especially the British in McMurdo Sound and the German in Weddell Sea, above all as regards the hypsometer observations (for the determination of altitude) on sledge journeys. The South Pole~ Remarks on the Meteorological Observations at Framheim
  • The fun was over, and I slowed and banked up to a safer altitude.
  • I briefed him in Kathmandu all about altitude illness so he'd know what to look for.
  • The space shuttle is coasting from a very high speed and high altitude when it flies hypersonically.
  • Flying in very high altitudes does weird things to him and can easily lead to an MS relapse.
  • And they're training in extreme altitude and freezing conditions. Times, Sunday Times
  • The rugged terrain to be negotiated and the 32-km distance to be slogged from Eravikulam hut to Konalar fishing hut at a lower altitude of 1,889 m made the members sweat out in just five hours.
  • Standard procedure also includes banning low-altitude flights over public places where a president or president-elect is located, including along train routes. Need a Parking Space in Washington? Fly - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
  • An airliner uncontrollably gains altitude, leaving the crew with a race against time to avert tragedy and land safely. The Sun
  • Found it to be in south latitude 28 degrees 55 minutes by meridian altitudes of sun, Aquilae (Altair), and Lyra, and in longitude about 121 degrees 10 minutes East. Explorations in Australia, Illustrated,
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