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  1. a combining form with the meaning “high,” used in the formation of compound words: altigram, altitude.
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Also alto-; especially before a vowel, alt-.

Origin of alti-

Middle English < Latin alti- combining form of altus high
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Historical Examples

  • The other indication is the name Alti Mermer (the six columns) given to a quarter in the same neighbourhood.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2


  • The Constantinian line of fortifications, therefore, ran a little to the east of the quarter of Alti Mermer.

British Dictionary definitions for alti


combining form
  1. indicating height or altitudealtimeter
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Word Origin

from Latin altus high
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