at altitude

idiom

: at a high altitude, where the air is thin
She trained for the race at altitude.

Examples of at altitude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hotline is equally interested in which schools can break through at altitude and whether the Mountain schools can win at sea level. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 22 Jan. 2024 This allows for cargo to be released from a tethered position at altitude without requiring a landing. Kurt Knutsson, Cyberguy Report, Fox News, 25 Dec. 2023 For takeoff, for example, both propulsion sources might be used, while just one might be used for cruising at altitude. Amy Jankovsky, IEEE Spectrum, 30 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, Kaushal believes that a launch from a high-speed aircraft at altitude should help . . . David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2023 One hunter who is in excellent physical condition might feel poorly at altitude while a less physically fit person feels fine. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 14 June 2023 And pity the fool who goes out too hard, which is a bad idea in any kind of racing but can result in severe oxygen debt at altitude in snowshoes. John Meyer, The Know, 18 Feb. 2020 Digestion slows at altitude due to a lack of oxygen in the intestines and the body diverting blood to more critical organs and the muscles that are being used to climb. Outside Online, 11 June 2018 One hunter who is in excellent physical condition might feel poorly at altitude while a less physically fit person feels fine. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 14 June 2023 See More

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“At altitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20altitude. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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