noun the measurement of height or altitude.
altimetric adjective
altimetrically adverb
ME: from med. L. altimetria.

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  • Altimetry — Al*tim e*try, n. [Cf. F. altim[ e]trie.] The art of measuring altitudes, or heights. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • altimetry — (n.) 1690s, from M.L. altimetria, from L. alti high (see OLD (Cf. old)) + Gk. metria (see METRY (Cf. metry)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • altimetry — [al tim′ə trē] n. [< ALTIMETER] the science or practice of measuring altitudes, as with an altimeter …   English World dictionary

  • altimetry — noun see altimeter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • altimetry — altimetrical /al teuh me tri keuhl/, adj. altimetrically, adv. /al tim i tree/, n. the science of measuring altitudes, as by altimeters. [1690 1700; ALTI + METRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • altimetry — noun The science of measuring altitude …   Wiktionary

  • altimetry — Synonyms and related words: altimeter, bathymetry, biometrics, biometry, cadastration, cartography, chorography, craniometry, geodesy, geodetics, goniometry, hypsography, hypsometer, hypsometry, mensuration, metrology, oceanography, planimetry,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • altimetry — n. instrument used to measure altitude; science of measuring altitudes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • altimetry — al·tim·e·try …   English syllables

  • altimetry — al•tim•e•try [[t]ælˈtɪm ɪ tri[/t]] n. aer. the science of measuring altitude, as by an altimeter • Etymology: 1690–1700 al ti•met′ri•cal təˈmɛ trɪ kəl adj …   From formal English to slang

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