- 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
Meaning (1): - elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
Release altitude Release altitude— Altitude of an aircraft above the ground at the time of ordnance release.
Low-altitude missile engagement zone Low-altitude missile engagement zone— in air defense, refers to that airspace of defined dimensions within which the responsibility for engagement of air threats ...
High-altitude missile engagement zone High-altitude missile engagement zone— in air defense, that airspace of defined dimensions within which the responsibility for engagement of air threats normally ...
High altitude bombing High altitude bombing refers to horizontal bombing with the height of release over 15,000 feet.
Drop altitude Drop altitude is the altitude above mean sea level at which airdrop is executed.
Coordinating altitude Coordinating altitude refers to an airspace coordinating measure that uses altitude to separate
users and as the transition between different airspace control ...