absolute ceiling
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.səˌlut ˈsi.lɪŋ/, /ˌæb.səˈljut ˈsi.lɪŋ/
Noun

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.



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