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altitudenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæl.tɪ.tjuːd/  us   /-t̬ə.tuːd/
height above ​sealevel: We are ​currentlyflying at an altitude of 15,000 ​metres. Mountain ​climbers use ​oxygen when they ​reach higher altitudes.
(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 ​sealevel: The ​city of Denver is ​situated at an altitude of ​almostexactly one ​mile. earth science Altitude is also the ​distancemeasured by an ​angle made by a ​point on the ​earth to a ​star and to the ​horizon (= ​place where ​earth and ​skyseem 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)
Translations of “altitude”
in Spanish altitud…
in Vietnamese độ cao so với mặt nước biển…
in Malaysian altitud…
in Thai ความสูงเหนือระดับน้ำทะเล…
in French altitude…
in German die Höhe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海拔,海拔高度…
in Turkish irtifa, yükseklik, deniz seviyesinden yükseklik…
in Russian высота…
in Indonesian ketinggian…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海拔,海拔高度…
in Polish wysokość…
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