al|ti|tude [ˈæltıtju:d US -tu:d] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Latin; Origin: altitudo, from altus 'high, deep']
the height of an object or place above the sea
altitude of
We're flying at an altitude of 40,000 feet.
high/low altitudes
At high altitudes it is difficult to get enough oxygen.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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