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altimetry

[al-tim-i-tree]
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noun
  1. the science of measuring altitudes, as by altimeters.
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Origin of altimetry

First recorded in 1690–1700; alti- + -metry
Related formsal·ti·met·ri·cal [al-tuh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌæl təˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjectiveal·ti·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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  • Associated words: altimetry, altimeter, hypsometry, hypsometer.

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British Dictionary definitions for altimetry

altimetry

noun
  1. the science of measuring altitudes, as with an altimeter
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Derived Formsaltimetrical (ˌæltɪˈmɛtrɪkəl), adjectivealtimetrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for altimetry

n.

1690s, from Medieval Latin altimetria, from Latin alti- "high" (see old) + Greek -metria (see -metry).

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