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ALTITUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does altitude mean? 

ALTITUDE (noun)
  The noun ALTITUDE has 3 senses:

1. elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
2. the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
3. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

  Familiarity information: ALTITUDE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALTITUDE (noun)


Sense 1altitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

altitude; height

Context example:

the altitude gave her a headache

Hypernyms ("altitude" is a kind of...):

elevation (distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "altitude"):

level (height above ground)

ceiling ((meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds)

ceiling (maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions))


Sense 2altitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("altitude" is a kind of...):

distance; length (size of the gap between two places)


Sense 3altitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

ALT; EL; altitude; elevation

Hypernyms ("altitude" is a kind of...):

angular position (relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established)


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