- a plateau region in South America, situated in the Andes of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
- (lowercase) Geology. an elevated terrace or plateau sculptured by periglacial geomorphic processes.
Origin of Altiplano
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Contemporary Examples of altiplano
So, from his cell at Altiplano prison, El Chapo is trying a new approach.Could El Chapo Go Free?
November 19, 2014
Historical Examples of altiplano
For some hours, the association's Altiplano station had been dark and almost deserted.Gone Fishing
James H. Schmitz
I learned that an altruistic group had offered reflecting parabolas to the people living at the Altiplano in Bolivia.
The people did not want these dangerous, expensive devices, even though the Altiplano region has been stripped of fuel wood.
- a plateau of the Andes, covering two thirds of Bolivia and extending into S Peru: contains Lake Titicaca. Height: 3000 m (10 000 ft) to 3900 m (13 000 ft)
- A high mountain plateau. The most well-known altiplano extends from Lake Titicaca, in southern Peru, to Lake Poopo in Bolivia, covering a distance of 966 km (600 mi). Its average altitude is 3,658 m (12,000 ft).