202. Heights


See also 283. MOUNTAINS .

acrophobia
an abnormal fear of being at great heights Also called altophobia, batophobia, hypsiphobia .
altimetry
the science of measuring heights, as with an altimeter. —altimetrical , adj.
altophobia
acrophobia.
batophobia
1. acrophobia.
2. an abnormal fear of passing high buildings.
cremnomania
an abnormal interest in cliffs.
cremnophobia
an abnormal fear of precipices.
hypsiphobia, hypsophobia
acrophobia.
hypsography
a branch of geography that deals with the measurement and mapping of the varying elevations of the earth’s surface above sea level. —hypsographic, hypsographical , adj.
hypsometer
an instrument for measuring altitude by the relationship between atmospheric pressure and the boiling point of a liquid.
hypsometry
the measurement of altitude and heights, especially with refer-ence to sea level. —hypsometric, hypsometrical , adj.
tachymeter
a surveying instrument for measuring distance, height, elevation, etc.
tachymetry
the measurement of distance, height, elevation, etc., with a tachymeter.

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