altitude - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˈæltɪˌtjuːd/
singularaltitude
pluralaltitudes
  1. the height of a place or thing above sea level (=the surface of the sea)

    a jet cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet

    The Rocky Mountains are lower in altitude than the Himalayas.

    Most balloons will burst at high altitude.