absolute altimeter


Definition of absolute altimeter

: an aircraft altimeter that determines distance to the earth by radio measuring the time needed for an emitted wave to reach the earth and reflect back to the aircraft

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First Known Use of absolute altimeter

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Absolute altimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20altimeter. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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