Meaning of ALTITUDE in English

ALTITUDE

/ ˈæltɪtjuːd; NAmE -tuːd/ noun

1.

[ C , usually sing. ] the height above sea level :

We are flying at an altitude of 6 000 metres.

The plane made a dive to a lower altitude.

2.

[ C , usually pl. , U ] a place that is high above sea level :

Snow leopards live at high altitudes .

The athletes trained at altitude in Mexico City.

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin altitudo , from altus high.

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