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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Altimeter  \Al*tim"e*ter\,  n.  [LL.  altimeter;  altus  high  + 
  metrum  Gr  ?,  measure:  cf  F.  altim[`e]tre.] 
  An  instrument  for  taking  altitudes,  as  a  quadrant,  sextant, 
  etc  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  altimeter 
  n  :  an  instrument  that  measures  the  height  above  ground;  used  in 
  navigation 




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