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Definition of the noun altitude

What does altitude mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: altitudes

  1. elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
    • example: the altitude gave her a headache
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of altitude: height
    • more generic word: elevation = distance of something above a reference point
    • more specific words:
      • level = height above ground
      • ceiling = altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
      • ceiling = maximum altitude at which a plane can fly
  2. the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • more generic words: distance / length = size of the gap between two places
  3. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonyms of altitude: ALT / EL / elevation
    • more generic term: angular position = relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established

Alternative definition of the noun altitude


  1. The height measured from sea level up to any given point.
  2. A vertical distance.
  3. [geometry] The distance measured perpendicularly from a figure's vertex to the opposite side of the vertex.
  4. [astronomy] The angular distance of a heavenly body above our Earth's horizon.

Specialised definition of the noun altitude

Glossary of sports

the height of an object above sea level (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

height measured above the level of the sea. (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Altitude" is a Canadian horror, television and "direct-to-video" film directed by Canadian comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews.Anchor Bay Entertainment is set to distribute the film in North America, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand The trailer for Altitude premiered at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.


"Altitude" is a multiplayer 2-D aerial combat game developed by independent software developers Erik Measure and Karl Sabo. The game was released on May 1, 2009 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It became available on Steam on December 4, 2009.


  1. "Altitude" is the fourth studio album by the Dutch gothic metal band Autumn, released in Europe 13 February 2009 and on 23 February 2009 in North America.
  2. "Altitude" is a musical album of Craig Taborn, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver & Krupted Peasant Farmerz.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Altitude" is a 2012 music album by Joe Morris, William Parker and Gerald Cleaver.
  4. "Altitude" was the only studio album to date released by ALT, the grouping of Tim Finn, Andy White & Liam O'Moanlai. Also released was a live recording simply called Bootleg.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released in (21 years ago)
  5. "Altitude" is the third and final full-length album by the band Yellow Second, released on March 8, 2005 by Floodgate Records. Altitude was the only Yellow Second album to receive distribution via a major label, making it the band's most prevalent and well-known album.
    • genre: Power pop
    • released on (10 years ago)
  6. "Altitude" is a musical album of The Blue Aeroplanes.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  7. "Altitude" is a composition.
  8. "Altitude" is a musical single of Altitude.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  9. "Altitude" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  10. "Altitude" is a musical EP of Echo and the Empress.
    • released on
  11. "Altitude" is a musical album of Groundtruther.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  12. "Altitude" is a musical EP of Bare.
    • released on
  13. "Altitude" is a musical single of Kid 606.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  14. "Altitude" is a musical single of Dan Thompson.
    • released on
  15. "Altitude" is a musical album of The Rake's Progress.
    • released on (20 years ago)
  16. "Altitude" is a musical album of DC Slater.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  17. "Altitude" is a musical album of Middlebury College Dissipated Eight.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  18. "Altitude" is a composition.
  19. "Altitude" is a musical EP of Panic Room.


Who is Altitude?

Altitude is a musical artist, musician, record producer, recording engineer, composer.


Altitude is a record label.


Altitude a.k.a. Altitude, Mississippi: Altitude is an unincorporated community in western Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States, about 7.1 miles from downtown Booneville, with a population of less than 100. Children in the area attend schools in the Prentiss County School District.


  1. Altitude or height is defined based on the context in which it is used. As a general definition, altitude is a distance measurement, usually in the vertical or "up" direction, between a reference datum and a point or object. The reference datum also often varies according to the context. Although the term altitude is commonly used to mean the height above sea level of a location, in geography the term elevation is often preferred for this usage.
    • also known as Height above mean sea level, Above mean sea level
  2. Altitude: In geometry, an altitude of a triangle is a line segment through a vertex and perpendicular to a line containing the base. This line containing the opposite side is called the extended base of the altitude. The intersection between the extended base and the altitude is called the foot of the altitude. The length of the altitude, often simply called the altitude, is the distance between the extended base and the vertex. The process of drawing the altitude from the vertex to the foot is known as dropping the altitude of that vertex. It is a special case of orthogonal projection.

Phrases with Altitude

Phrases starting with the word Altitude:

  1. altitude sickness
  2. Altitude Indicator

Phrases ending with the word Altitude:

  1. low-altitude
  2. high-altitude

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Altitude

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Google previewElements of Geometry and Trigonometry (1871)

by Adrien Marie Legendre

The volume of the frustum, of any pyramid is equal to the sum of the volumes of three pyramids whose common altitude is that of the frustum, and whose bases are the lower base of the frustum, the upper base of the, frustum, and a mean ...

Google previewElements of Geometry and Trigonometry from the Works of A.M. Legendre (1867)

Adapted to the Course of Mathematical Instruction in the United States by Charles Davies

The volume of the frustum of any pyramid is equal to the sum of the volumes of three pyramids whose common altitude is that of the frustum, and whose bases are the lower base of the frustum, the upper base of the frustum, and a mean ...

Google previewIntroduction and Europe (1822)

by Thomas Myers

Observed Altitude is that which is immediately found by observation, or previously to its being subjected to those...

Meridian Altitude is the arc of the meridian comprised between the horizon and the centre of the heavenly body, at the moment ...

Google previewPilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (2009)

by Federal Aviation Administration

Density altitude is the vertical distance above sea level in the standard atmosphere at which a given density is to be found. The density of air has significant effects on the aircraft's performance because as air becomes less dense, it reduces: ...

Google previewA mathematical and philosophical dictionary: containing an explanation of the terms, and an account of the several subjects, comprized under the heads mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy both natural and experimental (1795)

by Charles Hutton

The apparent altitude is that which appears by sensible observations made at any place on the surface of the earth. And the true...

Google previewA New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary (1814)

Comprising an Explanation of Terms and Principles of Pure and Mixed Mathematics, and Such Branches of Natural Philosophy as are Susceptible of Mathematical Investigation. With Historical Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Several Departments of These Sciences, and an Account of the Discoveries and Writings of the Most Celebrated Authors, Both Ancient and Modern by Peter Barlow

And the true altitude is that which results by correcting the apparent, on account of refraction and parallax. The quantity of...

Google previewCCSS 8.G.C.9 Using Volume Formulas (2014)

Aligns to CCSS 8.G.C.9: Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

(altitude of the solid) Pyramids The base is a regular polygon; the altitude is the distance from the center of the base to the vertex (tip) of the pyramid.

Google preview"Mobile Host" Wireless Sensor Networks - A New Sensor Network Paradigm for Structural Health Monitoring Applications (2008)

Density altitude is a measure of air density, which is the single most important factor when considering aircraft...

Density altitude is the altitude in the International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) at which the air density would match the observed ...

Google previewCCSS HSG-GMD.A.1, 2, 3 Circumference & Volume 2 (2014)

Aligns to CCSS HSG-GMD.A.1, 2, 3: Give an informal argument for the formulas for the circumference of a circle, area of a circle, volume of a cylinder, pyramid, and cone; Give an informal argument using Cavalieri’s principle for the formulas for the volume of a sphere and other solid figures; Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.

(altitude of the solid) Pyramids The base is a regular polygon; the altitude is the distance from the center of the base to the vertex (tip) of the pyramid.

Google previewRelentless Forward Progress (2013)

A Guide to Running Ultramarathons by Bryon Powell

One the body's quickest adaptations to high altitude is a gradual increase in ventilation, the volume of air respired, over the course of hours and days of arrival . The increase in ventilation has a nearly linear relationship with arterial oxygen ...

Google previewDesigning With Light (2014)

The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design by Jason Livingston

The solar altitude is the angle above the horizon. The solar bearing, or azimuth, is the angle measured clockwise from north. Knowing the location of the sun, we can calculate the horizontal and vertical angle at which sunlight is striking the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ALTITUDE. ALTITUDE. ATTITUDE. ALTON. ALT- SOHL. ALVfiRE. AMANDEA. AMARANTH. ALTIMETRY (of altus, high, and perpita, to measure), in Trigonometry, a term denoting the admeasurement of heights, accessible and inaccessible.

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Small photo of Bila Tserkva, Ukraine. June 20, 2016 Paragliding, training flights with paramotor. Flight and altitude controlSmall photo of Bila Tserkva, Ukraine. June 20, 2016 Paragliding, training flights with paramotor. Flight and altitude controlSmall photo of Aconcagua The highest mountain of the Andes is the Aconcagua with 22837 feet or 6961 meters altitude More...

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I used to run to school, 10k every day. And this at altitude, perfect preparation, really. (Haile Gebrselassie)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1I1T1U1D2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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