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altitude
used in The Hot Zone

2 uses
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Definition
elevation (height) — typically above sea level or above the earth's surface

or:

(metaphorically) a desirable height
  • It was like looking at a landscape from high altitude.
    p. 194.5
  • Kitum Cave opens in a forested valley at an altitude of eight thousand feet on the eastern slope of the mountain.
    p. 389.9

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