altitudinal

altitudinal

[al-ti-tood-n-l, -tyood-]
adjective
relating to altitude or height.

Origin:
1770–80; < Latin altitūdin- (stem of altitūdō) altitude + -al1

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altitude (ˈæltɪˌtjuːd)
 
n
1.  the vertical height of an object above some chosen level, esp above sea level; elevation
2.  geometry the perpendicular distance from the vertex to the base of a geometrical figure or solid
3.  astronomy, nautical Compare azimuth Also called: elevation the angular distance of a celestial body from the horizon measured along the vertical circle passing through the body
4.  surveying the angle of elevation of a point above the horizontal plane of the observer
5.  (often plural) a high place or region
 
[C14: from Latin altitūdō, from altus high, deep]
 
alti'tudinal
 
adj

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