from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The height of a thing above a reference level, especially above sea level or above the earth's surface. synonym: elevation.
- noun Great height or elevation.
- noun A high location or area.
- noun Astronomy The angular distance above the observer's horizon of a celestial object.
- noun Mathematics The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex, parallel side, or parallel surface.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Space extended upward; height; the degree or amount of elevation of an object above its foundation, the ground, or a given level; the amount or distance by which one object is higher than another: as, the altitude of a mountain or a cloud.
- noun The elevation of a point, star, or other object above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical intercepted between such point and the horizon.
- noun An elevation or height; anything extending far upward.
- noun Highest point or degree; full elevation.
- noun Elevation of spirit; haughty air: in this sense generally used in the plural.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another.
- noun (Astron.) The elevation of a point, or star, or other celestial object, above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between such point and the horizon. It is either
trueor apparent; truewhen measured from the rational or real horizon, apparentwhen from the sensible or apparent horizon.
- noun (Geom.) The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base
- noun Height of degree; highest point or degree.
- noun Height of rank or excellence; superiority.
- noun colloq. Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.
- noun an arc of the meridian intercepted between the south point on the horizon and any point on the meridian. See
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
heightmeasured from sea level up to any given point.
- noun A
- noun geometry The distance measured perpendicularly from a figure's
vertexto the opposite side of the vertex.
- noun astronomy The
angulardistance of a heavenly bodyabove our Earth's horizon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
- noun elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
- noun the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The high desert plains are beautiful and have a more temperate climate, but for some people, the altitude is a health problem.
If you look at a place at high altitude you may want to consider renting first (instead of buying) just in case the altitude is a problem.
The folly in expecting students to sustain a school's academic reputation is, sadly, truth at most lower levels of education, where, as previously mentioned, socioeconomic altitude translates to level of success.
And they all seem to be at the same altitude, which is what you'd expect if there was an ocean there that kind of flattened everything.
That, if it's a military situation, then you've got carpet bombing from altitude, which is kind of the equivalent of having come from Krypton as a baby and to have gained unusual strength and the ability to fly because of Earth's lesser gravity.
And you start to get sick and it often happens when people get at altitude, which is why the name.
In a low altitude, that is just not possible for successful recovery.
And at a low altitude, that is just not possible for successful recovery.
And at low altitude, that is just not possible for successful recovery.
After studying the flight data recorder, investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that Flight 826 had fallen less than 100 feet from its intended altitude, which is nothing much to pilots.