Absolute altitude



the vertical distance between a flying aircraft, rocket, etc., and the point on the earth’s surface directly below it, as measured by an electronic altimeter (absolute altimeter)
Historical Examples

That absolute altitude recording was a joy to read; it meant a definite relationship with the world.
Brood of the Dark Moon Charles Willard Diffin

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