a cloud of a class characterized by a generally uniform gray sheet or layer, lighter in color than nimbostratus and darker than cirrostratus: of medium altitude, about 8000–20,000 feet (2450–6100 meters).
noun (pl) -ti (-taɪ)
a layer cloud at an intermediate height of about 2400 to 6000 metres (8000 to 20 000 feet)
Plural altostrati (āl’tō-strāt’ī’)
A mid-altitude cloud that extends in flat, smooth sheets or layers of varying thickness. Altostratus clouds generally form between 2,000 and 6,100 m (6,560 and 20,000 ft) and often produce long, steady rain showers. See illustration at cloud.
an abnormal fear of heights; acrophobia. noun a fear of heights, high places Word Origin Latin altus ‘high’
a cloud of a class characterized by a generally uniform gray sheet or layer, lighter in color than nimbostratus and darker than cirrostratus: of medium altitude, about 8000–20,000 feet (2450–6100 meters). Historical Examples alto-stratus is a grey or bluish veil through which the sun and moon are faintly visible, occasionally giving rise to coronæ. Sounding […]
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a performer on the saxophone. noun a person who plays the alto saxophone