absolute ceiling

noun

Definition of absolute ceiling

: the maximum height above sea level at which a particular airplane can maintain horizontal flight under standard air conditions

called also ceiling

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Luckey goes on to estimate that current VR technology could attract an absolute ceiling of 50 million active users worldwide—and that number only with significant industry effort. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Oculus co-founder: “Free is still not cheap enough” for current VR tech," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of absolute ceiling

1918, in the meaning defined above

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