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the science of measuring altitudes, as by altimeters.
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Associated words: altimetry, altimeter, hypsometry, hypsometer.
Putnam’s Word Book Louis A. Flemming

the science of measuring altitudes, as with an altimeter

1690s, from Medieval Latin altimetria, from Latin alti- “high” (see old) + Greek -metria (see -metry).


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