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an abnormal fear of being at great heights Also called altophobia, batophobia, hypsiphobia.
the science of measuring heights, as with an altimeter. —altimetrical, adj.
2. an abnormal fear of passing high buildings.
an abnormal interest in cliffs.
an abnormal fear of precipices.
a branch of geography that deals with the measurement and mapping of the varying elevations of the earth’s surface above sea level. —hypsographic, hypsographical, adj.
an instrument for measuring altitude by the relationship between atmospheric pressure and the boiling point of a liquid.
the measurement of altitude and heights, especially with refer-ence to sea level. —hypsometric, hypsometrical, adj.
a surveying instrument for measuring distance, height, elevation, etc.
the measurement of distance, height, elevation, etc., with a tachymeter.
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