What is height?

  • (noun): Elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface.
    Synonyms: altitude
    See also — Additional definitions below

Height

Height is the measurement of vertical distance, but has two meanings in common use. It can either indicate how "tall" something is, or how "high up" it is. For example "The height of the building is 50 m" or "The height of the airplane is 10,000 m". When used to describe how high something like an airplane or mountain peak is from sea level, height is more often called altitude. Height is measured along the vertical (y) axis between a specified point and another point.

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Arabic Numeral Variations - Old-style Numerals
... The numerals used by Western countries have two forms lining ("in-line" or "full-height") figures as seen on a typewriter and taught in North America, and old-style figures, in ... one can resemble a capital "I" reduced to x-height ...
Height - In Human Culture
... Human height is one of the areas of study within anthropometry ... While height variations within a population are largely genetic, height variations between populations are mostly environmental ... The United Nations uses height (among other statistics) to monitor changes in the nutrition of developing nations ...
One Bayfront Plaza - Height
... With a planned height of 1,010 feet (308 m), One Bayfront Plaza will likely become the tallest building in Miami upon completion ... At its original height of 1,180 feet, which exceeded FAA height restrictions and was never approved, it would have been one of the tallest buildings in the United States, and ... The height was reduced to its current 1,010 ft (308 m) due to height restrictions in the new Miami 21 zoning laws ...
Vauhtimato - Roller Coasters - Other Rides
... Hurricane - giant swing that opened in 1991 height limit 1,2m ... Take Off - breakdance spinner that opened in 2006 height limit 1,3m ... - magic carpet that opened in 1983 height limit 1,4m ...
Federation Tower - Spire - Height
... The height of the spire is projected to reach 506 meters, which will make the Federation Complex the tallest building in Europe ...

More definitions of "height":

  • (noun): Natural height of a person or animal in an upright position.
    Synonyms: stature
  • (noun): The vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top.
    Synonyms: tallness

Famous quotes containing the word height:

    How frightening it is to have reached the height of human accomplishment in art that must forever borrow from life’s abundance.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    We have not the motive to prepare ourselves for a “life-work” of teaching, of social work—we know that we would lay it down with hallelujah in the height of our success, to make a home for the right man. And all the time in the background of our consciousness rings the warning that perhaps the right man will never come. A great love is given to very few. Perhaps this make-shift time filler of a job is our life work after all.
    Ruth Benedict (1887–1948)