Definition of 'altitude'
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Only for altitude sickness, according to her spokesman. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I know there's no nearby airport yet a big passenger jet is losing altitude, lumbering low over the trees on the skyline. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The altitude training is meant to be brutal. The Sun (2008)Some have been hit by altitude sickness. The Sun (2009)England will also base themselves at altitude during the finals. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This project is designed to help you to have the same kind of fun at lower altitudes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Within seconds it becomes clear that we are failing to gain altitude. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)He admits that not all coaches go in for altitude training. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Much higher and the body can suffer from altitude sickness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To see the true extent and complexity of the historical terrain our intrepid historian must gain altitude. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Her dizzying climb prompts few signs of altitude sickness now. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You benefit in the same way as training at altitude when your muscles are compressed at rhythmic intervals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He added that use of such equipment could be detected and that such a practice was morally different from training at altitude. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The airliner 's altitude then declined without it changing course. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The higher the altitude, the thinner the oxygen. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At that time, the effects of extreme altitude were not understood. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Chile has also crafted some great value-for-money sauvignon blanc from its cooler regions and higher altitude vineyards. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And they're training in extreme altitude and freezing conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Why don't planes fly at lower altitudes? Times, Sunday Times (2010)That's when the altitude sickness hit me like a bus. The Sun (2014)His colleagues at a lower altitude loose off a few magazines, and follow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yesterday's inquest was told that the crew had no training on flying the plane manually at high altitude. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some athletes will live at higher altitude than they train, enabling the body to perform better during training. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An airliner uncontrollably gains altitude, leaving the crew with a race against time to avert tragedy and land safely. The Sun (2009)Much of the blame for this misery lay with the jet stream, a river of wind at the altitude of jet airliners. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'altitude'
British English: altitude /ˈæltɪˌtjuːd/ NOUN
If something is at a particular altitude, it is at that height above sea level.
As we lost altitude, the wind became stronger.
- American English: altitude
- Arabic: عُلُوّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: altitude
- Chinese: 海拔高度
- Croatian: visina
- Czech: nadmořská výška
- Danish: højde
- Dutch: hoogte
- European Spanish: altitud
- Finnish: korkeus
- French: altitude
- German: Höhe
- Greek: υψόμετρο
- Italian: altitudine
- Japanese: 高度 海抜
- Korean: 고도
- Norwegian: høyde
- Polish: wysokość
- European Portuguese: altitude
- Romanian: altitudine
- Russian: высота
- Spanish: altitud
- Swedish: höjd
- Thai: ความสูงเหนือพื้นดินหรือเหนือน้ำทะเล
- Turkish: irtifa
- Ukrainian: висота над рівнем моря
- Vietnamese: độ cao so với mặt biển
Definition of altitude from the Collins English Dictionary
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