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Altitude 1

Definition: 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.

Altitude 2

Definition: 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.

Altitude 3

Definition: 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.

Altitude 4

Definition: Height of degree; highest point or degree.

Altitude 5

Definition: Height of rank or excellence; superiority.

Altitude 6

Definition: Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.

altitude 7

Definition: elevation especially above sea level or above the earth''s surface; "the altitude gave her a headache"

altitude 8

Definition: angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

altitude 9

Definition: the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel)

 

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