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alti-

1.
a combining form with the meaning “high,” used in the formation of compound words:
altigram, altitude.
Also, alto-; especially before a vowel, alt-.
Origin
Middle English < Latin alti- combining form of altus high
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British Dictionary definitions for alti

alti-

combining form
1.
indicating height or altitude: altimeter
Word Origin
from Latin altus high
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