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altitude

Pronunciation: /ˈæltətuːd; ˈæltɪtjuːd/

Translation of altitude in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1.1 (height) altitud (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The material soaks up water that freezes at altitude and can cause delamination that may not be readily visible.
    • Both nations have struggled in recent years while playing at altitude, where the thin air hands an advantage to those acclimatised to the conditions.
    • Most people don’t sleep well at altitude.
    1.2 (place) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) altitud (feminine) at these altitudes a estas altitudes 1.3 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] altura (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Let y be the altitude of the triangular cross section of the wedge in Figure 6a cut by a plane at distance x from the base.
    • This is a good deal like having a theory that tells us that the area of a plane figure is one-half the base times the altitude, without telling us for what figures this holds.

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