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Altitude - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Altitude' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Altitude [ n.]
- Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; as, the altitude of a mountain, or of a bird above the top of a tree.
- The elevation of a point, or star, or other celestial object, above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between such point and the horizon. It is either true or apparent; true when measured from the rational or real horizon, apparent when from the sensible or apparent horizon.
- The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc.
- Height of degree; highest point or degree.
- Height of rank or excellence; superiority.
- Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.

Meaning of 'Altitude' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . altitude [ n]
Meaning (1):
- elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
Example in sentence:
  • the altitude gave her a headache