- the perpendicular distance from the vertex of a figure to the side opposite the vertex.
- the line through the vertex of a figure perpendicular to the base.
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Contemporary Examples of altitude
Whatever happened overtook them both within a minute or so of that altitude change request, and they were never heard from again.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
And now that you mention it, I also got seasick, and had altitude sickness, and had to be rescued a few times.The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
Trekking at altitude is no easy feat, and each woman pushed herself harder than she thought possible.Motherless Daughters and Parentless Parents Trek to the Andes to Aid Orphans
August 21, 2014
All of this is consistent with a violent explosion at altitude.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation
July 22, 2014
What with the altitude…I mean, I cried like a baby at Rocky IV.Courteney Cox Gets Personal About Her Directorial Debut, ‘Just Before I Go’
April 29, 2014
Historical Examples of altitude
The altitude record at this time is about 4,165 feet, held by Paulhan.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
The tree-topped hills in their altitude are at times lost in the clouds.The Hunted Outlaw
Like a fine fruit, it will grow in one climate and not in another; at one altitude and not at another.Pax Vobiscum
He turned as they turned and climbed as they climbed for the advantage that altitude might give.
From their altitude of four thousand feet, they could see the Denver.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek
Word Origin for altitude
late 14c., from Latin altitudinem (nominative altitudo) "height, altitude," from altus "high" (see old).