a mountain range in central Asia, mostly in Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, and the S Russian Federation. Highest peak, Belukha, 15,157 feet (4506 meters).
He seems afterwards to have gone as far as the Altai Mountains, on the frontiers of China.
Robert Kerr’s General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18 William Stevenson
“A seeker of knowledge from the Altai Mountains,” I responded.
The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford
The Altai Mountains especially produce silver, and some gold, with lead and copper ores.
The Mines and its Wonders W.H.G. Kingston
These animals, which occur in the Altai Mountains, live in holes or crevices of rock.
Animal Intelligence George J. Romanes
The Altai Mountains lie north of Mongolia, with an average elevation of from 5000 to 7000 feet.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin
The Altai Mountains are a line of lofty cliffs, two hundred and eighty miles in length, surmounting a high table-land.
Astronomy with an Opera-glass Garrett Putman Serviss
I found it on the extreme outlying spurs of the Altai Mountains.
The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
The flora of the Altai Mountains greatly resembles that of the Alps, about five-sixths of the latter being found here.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various
a mountain system of central Asia, in W Mongolia, W China, and S Russia. Highest peak: Belukha, 4506 m (14 783 ft)
- Altai republic
noun another name for Gorno-Altai Republic
the Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic language families collectively, spoken over a broad expanse of Eurasia, from southeastern Europe to the Pacific: variously considered to be a single, genetically related family, with Japanese and Korean sometimes also included, or a group of languages with shared typologies and histories, but not genetically akin. of or belonging to […]
- Altair 8800
altair 8800 computer An Intel 8080-based machine made by MITS. The Altair was the first popular microcomputer kit. It appeared on the cover of the January 1975 “Popular Electronics” magazine with an article (probably) by Leslie Solomon. Leslie Solomon was an editor at Popular Electronics who had a knack for spotting kits that would interest […]
a first-magnitude star in the constellation Aquila. Historical Examples We’re beyond the position where the asteroid was sighted, moving along what the Altair figured as its orbit. Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin Above him was the enormous triangle formed by Deneb, Vega, and Altair. Warning from the Stars Ron Cocking […]