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Definition of Altitude

Altitude n. means: The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc.

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Altitude n. means: The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc.

Meaning of Altitude

Altitude (n.) means: The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc.

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Refraction (n.): The correction which is to be deducted from the apparent altitude of a heavenly body on account of atmospheric refraction, in order to obtain the true altitude.

Altitude (n.): The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc.

Altitude (n.): Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; as, the altitude of a mountain, or of a bird above the top of a tree.

Ring (n.): An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite.

Almucantar (n.): A small circle of the sphere parallel to the horizon; a circle or parallel of altitude. Two stars which have the same almucantar have the same altitude. See Almacantar.

Celsiture (n.): Height; altitude.

Altitude (n.): Height of rank or excellence; superiority.

Nocturnal (n.): An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the stars, etc., at sea.

Bow (v. t.): A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.

Altitude (n.): Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.

Baculometry (n.): Measurement of distance or altitude by a staff or staffs.

Culminant (a.): Being vertical, or at the highest point of altitude; hence, predominant.

Degrade (v. t.): To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.

Culminate (v. i.): To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.

Culmination (n.): The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.

Chorology (n.): The science which treats of the laws of distribution of living organisms over the earth's surface as to latitude, altitude, locality, etc.

Gnomon (n.): A style or column erected perpendicularly to the horizon, formerly used in astronomocal observations. Its principal use was to find the altitude of the sun by measuring the length of its shadow.

Backstaff (n.): An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.

Height (n.): The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of animal, especially of a man; stature.

Altitude (n.): Height of degree; highest point or degree.

Level (n.): A uniform or average height; a normal plane or altitude; a condition conformable to natural law or which will secure a level surface; as, moving fluids seek a level.

Level (n.): A measurement of the difference of altitude of two points, by means of a level; as, to take a level.

Elevation (n.): The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.

High (superl.): Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.

Low (adv.): In a path near the equator, so that the declination is small, or near the horizon, so that the altitude is small; -- said of the heavenly bodies with reference to the diurnal revolution; as, the moon runs low, that is, is comparatively near the horizon when on or near the meridian.

Level (n.): An approximately horizontal line or surface at a certain degree of altitude, or distance from the center of the earth; as, to climb from the level of the coast to the level of the plateau and then descend to the level of the valley or of the sea.

Gunter's quadrant (): A thin quadrant, made of brass, wood, etc., showing a stereographic projection on the plane of the equator. By it are found the hour of the day, the sun's azimuth, the altitude of objects in degrees, etc. See Gunter's scale.

Observation (n.): Specifically, the act of measuring, with suitable instruments, some magnitude, as the time of an occultation, with a clock; the right ascension of a star, with a transit instrument and clock; the sun's altitude, or the distance of the moon from a star, with a sextant; the temperature, with a thermometer, etc.

Argument (n.): The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.

High (adv.): In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Altitude

Meaning of Altitude

Altitude means: The angle a celestial body makes with the horizon.

Meaning of Altazimuth

Altazimuth means: Instrument for establishing the altitude and azimuth of stars and planets.

Meaning of Astrolabe

Astrolabe means: A precursor to the sextant. An old navigational device for checking the altitude of the sun or stars.

Meaning of Sextant

Sextant means: (Sextant or backstaff) A navigational instrument used to measure the altitude of celestial bodies

Meaning of LIMA-LIMA

LIMA-LIMA means: low level, as in aircraft altitude GCI - Ground-Controlled Intercept.

Meaning of “Nice Vapes”

“Nice Vapes” means: Comment on an exciting flyby when high speed at low altitude or high G causes dramatic vapor trails.

Meaning of Shoot

Shoot means: (1) A navigator shoots the sun by using a sextant to measure its altitude. (2) A sailing vessel shoots when she forges ahead to windward with her sails luffing.

Meaning of Cherubs

Cherubs means: Altitude under 1,000 feet, measured in hundreds of feet (“cherubs two” means 200 feet).

Meaning of Hard Deck

Hard Deck means: An established minimum altitude for training engagements. Early Topgun hops honor a 10,000foot AGL hard deck.

Meaning of Angels

Angels means: Altitude, measured in thousands of feet (“angels fifteen” means 15,000 feet above sea level). Also, a term lovingly ascribed to the rescue helicopter by any aviator who has experienced an ejection and subsequent helicopter rescue.

Meaning of Quadrant

Quadrant means: (1) A nautical instrument, on the arc of which is a finely graduated scale showing degrees and minutes, with adjustable reflectors, etc.; used to find the altitude of heavenly bodies, angular distances, etc. (2) On a steering gear, the rudder quadrant is a section of a wheel or sheave fastened to the rudder head.

Meaning of Departure

Departure means: Literally departure from controlled flight, usually brought on in highperformance jets by excessive angle of attack coupled with partial power loss in one engine. All aircraft depart differently, but some anxious moments and some loss of altitude will result before control can be regained. Some jets, most notably the F-4 Phantom, are unrecoverable from certain departures.

Meaning of Celestial Navigation

Celestial Navigation means: To calculate your position using time, the position of celestial bodies, and mathematical tables. Position is determined by measuring the apparent altitude of one of these objects above the horizon using a sextant and recording the times of these sightings with an accurate clock. That information is then used with tables in the Nautical Almanac to determine one's position.

Meaning of Cross-staff

Cross-staff means: First used for navigation in 1514, the cross-staff is an instrument used for taking the altitude of the sun or a star to find lattitude. The cross-staff pre-dates the octant and the sextant. The vertical piece, the transom, slides along the staff so that the star can be sighted over the upper edge of the transom while the horizon is aligned with the bottom edge. While more difficult to use than a back-staff, they were still around in the 1700s because they were inexpensive and could be used at night whereas the back-staff was difficult and sometimes impossible to use at night.. It was difficult to use on moving ships, especially in bad weather.

Meaning of Cross-staff

Cross-staff means: First used for navigation in 1514, the cross-staff is an instrument used for taking the altitude of the sun or a star to find lattitude. The cross-staff pre-dates the octant and the sextant. The vertical piece, the transom, slides along the staff so that the star can be sighted over the upper edge of the transom while the horizon is aligned with the bottom edge. While more difficult to use than a back-staff, they were still around in the 1700s because they were inexpensive and could be used at night whereas the back-staff was difficult and sometimes impossible to use at night.. It was difficult to use on moving ships, especially in bad weather.

Meaning of Refraction

Refraction means: The correction which is to be deducted from the apparent altitude of a heavenly body on account of atmospheric refraction, in order to obtain the true altitude.

Meaning of Altitude

Altitude means: The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc.

Meaning of Altitude

Altitude means: Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; as, the altitude of a mountain, or of a bird above the top of a tree.

Meaning of Ring

Ring means: An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite.

Meaning of Almucantar

Almucantar means: A small circle of the sphere parallel to the horizon; a circle or parallel of altitude. Two stars which have the same almucantar have the same altitude. See Almacantar.

Meaning of Celsiture

Celsiture means: Height; altitude.

Meaning of Altitude

Altitude means: Height of rank or excellence; superiority.

Meaning of Nocturnal

Nocturnal means: An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the stars, etc., at sea.

Meaning of Bow

Bow means: A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.

Meaning of Altitude

Altitude means: Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.

Meaning of Baculometry

Baculometry means: Measurement of distance or altitude by a staff or staffs.

Meaning of Culminant

Culminant means: Being vertical, or at the highest point of altitude; hence, predominant.

Meaning of Degrade

Degrade means: To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.

Meaning of Culminate

Culminate means: To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.

Meaning of Culmination

Culmination means: The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Finative

Finative means: Conclusive; decisive; definitive; final.

Meaning of Hyperoartia

Hyperoartia means: An order of marsipobranchs including the lampreys. The suckerlike moth contains numerous teeth; the nasal opening is in the middle of the head above, but it does not connect with the mouth. See Cyclostoma, and Lamprey.

Meaning of Miseries

Miseries means: of Misery

Meaning of Navicular

Navicular means: The navicular bone.

Meaning of Sanguine

Sanguine means: Bloodstone.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of BARNET

BARNET means: Barnet (from Barnet fair) is London Cockney rhyming slang for hair.

Meaning of Simples

Simples means: Backward person (simpleton).

Meaning of No joke!

No joke! means: An interjection of emphasis. No joke! Ronnie really did let the air out of the tires of the squad car.

Meaning of lace

lace means: To beat, hit, strike repeatedly.

Meaning of putz

putz means: An idiot or extremely slow person.

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