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Definition of Altimeter

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instrument for measuring altitude
Altimeter Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
An instrument for taking altitudes, as a quadrant, sextant, etc.
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\al*tim"e*ter\ (&?;), n. [ll. altimeter; altus high + metrum, gr. &?;, measure: cf. f. altimètre.] an instrument for taking altitudes, as a quadrant, sextant, etc.

WordNet 2.0

1. an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
(hypernym) measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
(hyponym) hypsometer
(part-meronym) aneroid barometer, aneroid
Altimeter Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
An instrument used to determine the altitude of an object with respect to a fixed level. The type normally used by meteorologists measures the altitude with respect to sea level pressure.
Technical English by wpv
An instrument used to measure the height above a reference point, such as ground or sea level.
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
An onboard instrument which senses air pressure in order to gauge altitude.
Aviation - English -
A device to measure altitude, either barometric altitude or radar altitude
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Altimeter: This instrument measures the aircraft altitude by using the static pressure.
Glossary of Cartographic Terms
Instrument for measuring altitudes or elevations with respect to a reference level, usually mean sea level. The most common type is an aneroid barometer. A radar altimeter determines the height of an aircraft above the terrain by measuring the time required for an electromagnetic pulse to travel from aircraft to the ground and back.
Altimeter Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An altimeter or an altitude meter is an instrument used to measure the altitude of an object above a fixed level. The measurement of altitude is called altimetry, which is related to the term bathymetry, the measurement of depth under water.

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Altimeter Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Outdoor Glossary
An instrument that measures elevation by using barometric (air) pressure.
Altimeter Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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