altitude difference

altitude difference

[′al·tə‚tüd ′dif·rəns]
(engineering)
The difference between computed and observed altitudes, or between precomputed and sextant altitudes. Also known as altitude intercept; intercept.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

altitude difference

The difference between computed and observed altitudes, or between precomputed and sextant altitude. Also called altitude intercept.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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