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diferencia entre altura y altitud

English translation: difference between height and altitude

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Spanish term or phrase:diferencia entre altura y altitud
English translation:difference between height and altitude
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19:13 Sep 16, 2008
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Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / diferencia entre altura y altitud
Spanish term or phrase: diferencia entre altura y altitud
assignatura de sociales, montanyas
paula
difference between height and altitude
Explanation:
Bueno, no estoy segura que esta información sea lo que necesitas, pero aquí esta:

Height, altitude, elevation refer to distance above a level. Height denotes extent upward (as from foot to head) as well as any measurable distance above a given level: The tree grew to a height of ten feet. They looked down from a great height. Altitude usually refers to the distance, determined by instruments, above a given level, commonly mean sea level: altitude of an airplane. Elevation implies a distance to which something has been raised or uplifted above a level: a hill's elevation above the surrounding country, above sea level. 5. prominence. 6. peak, pinnacle; acme, zenith; culmination.
—Antonyms 1, 2. depth.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/height


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height /haɪt/ [hahyt]
–noun
1. extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet.
2. distance upward from a given level to a fixed point: the height from the ground to the first floor; the height of an animal at the shoulder.
3. the distance between the lowest and highest points of a person standing upright; stature: She is five feet in height.
4. considerable or great altitude or elevation: the height of the mountains.
5. Often, heights. a. a high place above a level; a hill or mountain: They stood on the heights overlooking the valley.
b. the highest part; top; apex; summit: In his dreams he reached the heights.

6. the highest point; utmost degree: the height of power; the height of pleasure.
7. Archaic. high rank in social status.

al·ti·tude /ˈæltɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[al-ti-tood, -tyood]
–noun
1. the height of anything above a given planetary reference plane, esp. above sea level on earth.
2. extent or distance upward; height.
3. Astronomy. the angular distance of a heavenly body above the horizon.
4. Geometry. a. the perpendicular distance from the vertex of a figure to the side opposite the vertex.
b. the line through the vertex of a figure perpendicular to the base.

5. Usually, altitudes. a high place or region: mountain altitudes.
6. high or important position, rank, etc.


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O sea:
Mt. Everest has a height of 6193.6 m.

Mauna Kea is 33,480 feet (10,204 meters) high from base (at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean) to peak.

In fact, in the Mount Everest region, approximately 50% of trekkers who walk to altitudes above 4000m over five days develop AMS...

The climb from camp two to camp three takes 2-4 hours. Although a short day, the climb is very demanding due to the high altitude.

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difference between height and altitude


Explanation:
Bueno, no estoy segura que esta información sea lo que necesitas, pero aquí esta:

Height, altitude, elevation refer to distance above a level. Height denotes extent upward (as from foot to head) as well as any measurable distance above a given level: The tree grew to a height of ten feet. They looked down from a great height. Altitude usually refers to the distance, determined by instruments, above a given level, commonly mean sea level: altitude of an airplane. Elevation implies a distance to which something has been raised or uplifted above a level: a hill's elevation above the surrounding country, above sea level. 5. prominence. 6. peak, pinnacle; acme, zenith; culmination.
—Antonyms 1, 2. depth.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/height


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Note added at 9 mins (2008-09-16 19:23:07 GMT)
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height /haɪt/ [hahyt]
–noun
1. extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet.
2. distance upward from a given level to a fixed point: the height from the ground to the first floor; the height of an animal at the shoulder.
3. the distance between the lowest and highest points of a person standing upright; stature: She is five feet in height.
4. considerable or great altitude or elevation: the height of the mountains.
5. Often, heights. a. a high place above a level; a hill or mountain: They stood on the heights overlooking the valley.
b. the highest part; top; apex; summit: In his dreams he reached the heights.

6. the highest point; utmost degree: the height of power; the height of pleasure.
7. Archaic. high rank in social status.

al·ti·tude /ˈæltɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[al-ti-tood, -tyood]
–noun
1. the height of anything above a given planetary reference plane, esp. above sea level on earth.
2. extent or distance upward; height.
3. Astronomy. the angular distance of a heavenly body above the horizon.
4. Geometry. a. the perpendicular distance from the vertex of a figure to the side opposite the vertex.
b. the line through the vertex of a figure perpendicular to the base.

5. Usually, altitudes. a high place or region: mountain altitudes.
6. high or important position, rank, etc.


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Note added at 20 mins (2008-09-16 19:34:38 GMT)
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O sea:
Mt. Everest has a height of 6193.6 m.

Mauna Kea is 33,480 feet (10,204 meters) high from base (at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean) to peak.

In fact, in the Mount Everest region, approximately 50% of trekkers who walk to altitudes above 4000m over five days develop AMS...

The climb from camp two to camp three takes 2-4 hours. Although a short day, the climb is very demanding due to the high altitude.



Cinnamon Nolan
Spain
Local time: 11:46
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agree  liz askew
1 min
  -> Thanks, liz. :-)

agree  Sofia Lima: I agree
4 mins
  -> Thanks, Sofía. ;->

agree  José J. Martínez: yep.
18 mins
  -> Thanks, bro. ;->

agree  Erik Bry
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Erik. :)

agree  Ricardo Galarza: So what you argue is that saying, "Mount Everest has an altitude of 29035 ft." sounds strange in English. Is that it? Well, you're wrong then.
14 hrs
  -> Thanks, Ricardo. I think Paula means this came up in talking about mountains in English/Spanish in a Social Science course. Both "high height" and "Mt./Mountain X has an altitude of xx" (not Mr.) sound strange in Eng.
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