absolute ceiling


noun Aeronautics.

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Origin of absolute ceiling

probably earlier than 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for absolute ceiling

absolute ceiling

noun

the maximum height above sea level, usually measured in feet or metres, at which an aircraft can maintain horizontal flightCompare service ceiling
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