altitude altitude  /ˈæl tə ˌtud/


  1. (n) elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
  2. (n) the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
  3. (n) angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)


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  1. They are mainly worried about avalanches and deadly high-altitude sickness instead.
  2. The Golden Toad, which lived in the high-altitude cloud forests of Costa Rica, went extinct suddenly.
  3. High-wired Mountain Act High-altitude climbing is a challenging spectator sport, but thanks to technology it's gaining popularity.


  1. Electric-Blue 'Noctilucent' Clouds Gets Early 2013 Start | Video

    These high-altitude clouds are sometimes created by water molecules freezing around 'meteor smoke' in summer months. Best viewed at high latitudes but sightings have occurred as far south as Nebraska and Colorado.
    on June 10, 2013     Source:

  2. Richard prepares for the high altitude of Coors Field

    San Diego tabs Clayton Richard, who has given up his share of homers this season, to start in the high altitude of Coors Field in the Padres-Rockies series finale. Opposing him will be Juan Nicasio, coming off a solid effort in a no-decision.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: San Diego Padres

  3. Company Profile for Altitude Digital

    Altitude Digital is a leader in online display and video advertising technology. The company and its video division, Visualtising, empower online publishers to maximize their revenue by optimizing their ad space and eliminating unnecessary ad operations costs with a full-scale Supply Side Platform .
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I've directed the deployment again of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missiles to Hawaii and the SBX (Sea Based X-Band) radar has deployed away from Hawaii to provide support," Gates said. "Without telegraphing what we will do, I...
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: United Press International

  2. "Thus the goalkeepers work even harder, but I don't think that we can take the ball or the altitude as excuses," he added.
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Gianluigi Buffon Source: Rediff

  3. "The balls have changed over the last couple of years. They have become a lot faster, and in addition to that in Johannesburg we are playing at an altitude of 1,700 meters, which makes the ball even faster," former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Oliver Kahn Source: The Associated Press

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