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altimetry

[al-tim-i-tree] /ælˈtɪm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
the science of measuring altitudes, as by altimeters.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; alti- + -metry
Related forms
altimetrical
[al-tuh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌæl təˈmɛ trɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
altimetrically, adverb
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Examples from the web for altimetry
  • Sea level measurement today is being done by satellite altimetry, with exquisite precision.
  • One study used laser altimetry to create a topographical map of the planet's north polar region.
  • It is measured by tide gauges and satellite altimetry.
British Dictionary definitions for altimetry

altimetry

/ælˈtɪmɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
the science of measuring altitudes, as with an altimeter
Derived Forms
altimetrical (ˌæltɪˈmɛtrɪkəl) adjective
altimetrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for altimetry
n.

1690s, from Medieval Latin altimetria, from Latin alti- "high" (see old) + Greek -metria (see -metry).

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