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Meaning & Definition of Altitude in English

English

Altitude

/æltətud/

noun

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

  • "The altitude gave her a headache"
    synonym:
  • altitude
  • ,
  • height

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

    synonym:
  • altitude

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

    synonym:
  • elevation
  • ,
  • EL
  • ,
  • altitude
  • ,
  • ALT

Examples of using

The plane climbed to an altitude of 100,100 meters.
The plane climbed to an altitude of 10,000 meters.