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Re: Editor's question--altitude/elevation

Subject: Re: Editor's question--altitude/elevation
From: BillremovethisWyatt
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 10:29:36 -0500
Newsgroups: sci.astro
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Yes.  In my extremely limited experience, it appears that
navigation and astronomy both use the term "altitude",
while surveying, military, and aerospace use "elevation".
If that assessment is correct, there probably are a horde
of exceptions to the rules, and the rules must break down
completely when disciplines overlap.

And, the word "elevation" in architecture is still another
different meaning.

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