Associations to the word «Altitude»


ALTITUDE, noun. The absolute height of a location, usually measured from sea level.
ALTITUDE, noun. A vertical distance.
ALTITUDE, noun. (geometry) The distance measured perpendicularly from a figure's vertex to the opposite side of the vertex.
ALTITUDE, noun. (astronomy) The angular distance of a heavenly body above our Earth's horizon.
ALTITUDE, noun. Height of rank or excellence; superiority.
ALTITUDE, noun. (dated) (in the plural) Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.
ALTITUDE, noun. Highest point or degree.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS, noun. (medicine) A pathological condition caused by oxygen deficiency at high altitudes; symptoms include shortness of breath, nausea, and nosebleed.

Dictionary definition

ALTITUDE, noun. Elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache".
ALTITUDE, noun. The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel).
ALTITUDE, noun. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).

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