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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The height of an object above the Earth's surface.

Usage examples (38)
  • The plane was flying at such a low altitude it almost hit the treetops.
  • The altitude gave her a headache
  • Current altitude is 34000 feet and speed is 524 mph.
  • An exponential difference in altitude, and attitude. for more
Tutoring comment
  • If a plane flies at a high "altitude," it is at a certain elevation above the earth or sea level. If you don't like flying, it could harm your "attitude" (feeling or idea about something).
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