cloud height


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cloud height

[′klau̇d ‚hīt]
(meteorology)
The absolute altitude of the base of a cloud.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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