absolute altitude


Definition of absolute altitude

: the vertical distance between an aircraft and the surface over which it is flying

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First Known Use of absolute altitude

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Absolute altitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20altitude. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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