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Definition of altitude noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] the height above sea level We are flying at an altitude of 18,000 feet. The plane made a dive to a lower altitude.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural, uncountable] a place that is high above sea level Snow leopards live at high altitudes. The athletes trained at altitude in Mexico City.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: altitude

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