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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
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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