Meaning of ALTITUDE in English

ALTITUDE

■ noun the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level.

↘ Astronomy the apparent height of a celestial object above the horizon, measured in angular distance.

↘ Geometry the length of the perpendicular line from a vertex to the opposite side of a figure.

Derivatives

altitudinal adjective

Origin

ME: from L. altitudo , from altus 'high'.

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