Definition of altitude
- The plane lost altitude.
- the altitudes of his anger
the air temperature at different altitudes
Some visitors find it difficult to adjust to the city's high altitude.
The plane lost altitude rapidly.
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: the height of something (such as an airplane) above the level of the sea
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