Meaning of “altitude” in the English Dictionary

"altitude" in British English

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altitudenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæl.tɪ.tʃuːd/ us /ˈæl.tə.tuːd/

(Definition of “altitude” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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altitudenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæl·tɪˌtud/

altitude noun [ C ] (HEIGHT)

earth science height above sea level:

The city of Denver is situated at an altitude of almost exactly one mile.

earth science Altitude is also the distance measured by an angle made by a point on the earth to a star and to the horizon (= place where earth and sky seem to meet).

altitude noun [ C ] (LINE)

geometry a segment (= part of a line) that is at a 90° angle to the side to which it is drawn

(Definition of “altitude” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)