Part of speech: noun

Vertical elevation; height.

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Usage examples "altitude":

  1. It can rise safely to an altitude of a mile and a half. - "Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights", Kelly Miller.
  2. I do not take it that the Apostle credits the young men to whom he wrote with having won a victory which is never finally decided on this side the grave, or with having attained to a moral altitude outside the reach of their years. - "Men in the Making", Ambrose Shepherd.
  3. A mountain here must have an altitude of about ten miles to possess so low a pressure on its summit. - "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.