absolute ceiling

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.səˌlut ˈsi.lɪŋ/, /ˌæb.səˈljut ˈsi.lɪŋ/

Noun[edit]

absolute ceiling (plural absolute ceilings)

  1. (aviation) The maximum altitude above sea level that an aircraft or missile can maintain horizontal flight under normal conditions.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 7