Altitude - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæltɪtuːd|  American pronunciation of the word altitude
Brit.  |ˈaltɪtjuːd|  British pronunciation of the word altitude

noun

- elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface(syn: height)

the altitude gave her a headache

- the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
- angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object) (syn: alt, el, elevation)

Examples

the air temperature at different altitudes

Some visitors find it difficult to adjust to the city's high altitude.

The plane lost altitude rapidly.

In those altitudes the air is thin.

He has exalted himself to a certain degree of altitude above them.

Triangles of equal bases and altitudes are equal.

We're flying at an altitude of 40,000 feet.

At high altitudes it is difficult to get enough oxygen.

the altitude gave her a headache

The airplane will descend to a lower altitude soon.

The mountain climbers spent a few days acclimatizing themselves to the high altitude.

The plane lost it's altitude.

The plane emptied its fuel tanks as it started losing altitude.

Although we were at an altitude of ten thousand feet it was oppressively hot.

Word forms

noun
singular: altitude
plural: altitudes
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