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Definition of the noun alt

What does alt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • alt: alts
  • ALT: -

  1. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
    • examples: Please push the Ctrl+Alt+Del key to log on the system. | Kölsch and Alt are so-called top-fermented beers. | You can also use the Ctrl+Alt+R keyboard shortcut.
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonyms of ALT: altitude / EL / elevation
    • more generic term: angular position = relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established

Other definitions of alt

What does alt also mean?


  1. See Alternative.


  1. Alt was a one-off band, featuring former New Zealand band Split Enz frontman Tim Finn, Northern Irish singer/songwriter Andy White and the frontman of the Irish band Hothouse Flowers, Liam Ó Maonlaí, that recorded and played together in 1995.
  2. ALT is a musical artist.

There are other groups with in their name, like Alt-J, Ctrl Alt Del, ctrl-alt-del, Control Alt Deus and Susanne Alt Quartet.


  1. "Alt" is the most recent studio album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released 25 June 2012. There are only instrumental songs on the album.
  2. "Alt" a.k.a. "Alt." is a musical album of Kill Switch...Klick.
    • released in (18 years ago)


"Alt" is a 2013 Venezuelan science-fiction short film written and directed by Alejandro Hernández. It tells the story of a woman whose perfect life spirals out of control after everything around her starts to mysteriously vanish.


Alt is a beer style.


  1. Alt a.k.a. Altai language: Altai is Turkic language, spoken officially in the Altai Republic, Russia. The language was called Oyrot prior to 1948.
    • also known as Altai; Oirot; Oyrot; Altai, Southern Language
  2. Alt a.k.a. rpoD is a gene.
  3. Alt a.k.a. Southern Altai language: Южноалта́йский язы́к — один из двух горно-алтайских языков, основной язык алтайцев. Официальный язык Республики Алтай. До 1948 г. язык назывался ойротским.
    • also known as Oirot, Oyrot, Altai
  4. Alt is a file format.

Phrases with Alt

  1. ALT-A
  2. Alt Gr
  3. Alt key
  4. Alt-Weekly
  5. Alt-Country

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alt

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Google previewSmall Animal Critical Care Medicine (2008)

by Deborah Silverstein, Kate Hopper

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) are found in the cytosol of hepatocytes and leak from the cell after disruption of the cell membrane. ALT is the more liver specific of these enzymes and has a short half- life ...

Google previewCritical Perspectives on Human Security (2010)

Rethinking Emancipation and Power in International Relations by David Chandler, Nik Hynek

Suvi Alt is a Doctoral Candidate in International Relations at the University of Lapland, Finland. David Bosold is the Head of International Forum on Strategic Thinking at the German Council on Foreign Relations, Germany. David Chandler is ...

Google previewReview Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians - REVISED REPRINT (2014)

by Thomas P. Colville

b ALT is a liver enzyme.

Google previewThe Washington Manual of Gastroenterology Subspecialty Consult (2012)

by C. Prakash Gyawali

ALT is a more specific indicator of liver injury because it is found primarily in the liver, whereas AST can be found in liver, cardiac and skeletal muscles, kidney, brain, pancreas, leukocytes, erythrocytes, and other organs.1 □ The degree and ...

Google previewA Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings Upon the Charges Preferred Against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the Capacity of Commander in Chief, in the Month of February and March, 1809 (1809)

by Prince Frederick Augustus (Duke of York and Albany), Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle

Alt is a singular fact that the only instance of an adjourned ...

Google previewGrabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps (2009)

by Berish Strauch, Luis O. Vasconez, M.d., Elizabeth J. Hall-Findlay, Bernard T. Lee

A: Wide musculocutaneous ALT flap, raised and tubed, to form a neo- pharyngoesophagus in situ. B: Skin paddle faces inward, and harvesting an additional width of fascia, to over-sew the suture line, ensures a watertight, three- layer closure.

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

The alt shift key on an IBM PC or clone keyboard; see bucky bits, sense 2 (though typical PC usage does not simply set the 0200 bit). 2. n. The `option' key on a Macintosh; use of this term usually reveals that the speaker hacked PCs before ...

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Small photo of BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 15, 2015: Beermat of German beer Frankenheim Alt isolated over white background vintageSmall photo of LOS ANGELES - APRIL 2016 - MONOCHROME ALT VIEW - Rapper G-Eazy performs at AMP Radio's Red Bull Sound Space on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles,California.Small photo of LOS ANGELES - APRIL 2016 - MONOCHROME ALT VIEW - Rapper G-Eazy performs at AMP Radio's Red Bull Sound Space on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles,California.Small photo of Purple Flowers Alt 3Small photo of Fine composition made of musical instruments. Alt saxophone, bass and electric guitars, guitar amp. Black background.Small photo of Uchar Waterfall (alt. â??flyingâ?�) on the Chulcha River, Altai, RussiaSmall photo of LOS ANGELES - APRIL 2016 - MONOCHROME ALT VIEW - Rapper G-Eazy performs at AMP Radio's Red Bull Sound Space on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles,California. More...

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Quotes about Alt

If I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers. (Carol Alt)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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