Elevation definition

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A raised portion of the earth's surface; hill, mountain, etc.
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Height above a surface, as of the earth.
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A high place or position.
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The vertical distance between a standard reference point, such as sea level, and the top of an object or point on the Earth, such as a mountain. At 8,850 m (29,028 ft), the summit of Mount Everest is the highest elevation on Earth.
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Elevation is defined as the height above the ground or other surface, or a place or position of height.

An example of elevation is a plane flying at 36,000 feet above the ground.

An example of elevation is a pope being raised to the position of saint.

An example of elevation is a ballet dancer leaping three feet in the air.

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A scale drawing of the side, front, or rear of a structure.
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The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.
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The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line of sight; distinguished from direction.
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An elevating or being elevated.
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The act or an instance of elevating.

The slow elevation of body temperature.

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The condition of being elevated.

Her elevation among scholars.

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The height to which something is elevated above a point of reference, especially mean sea level.

The ridge rises to an elevation of 3,000 feet.

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The angular distance of an object above the observer's horizon.
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The ability to achieve height in a jump, as in ballet.
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The degree of height reached when such a jump is executed.
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(mil.) Angular distance of the muzzle of a gun above the horizontal.
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The ability of a dancer to attain height in the air while executing a leap.
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The height thus attained.
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The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character.
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The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation.
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That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
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The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
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(architecture) A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; called by the ancients the orthography.
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The raising of the host - representing Christ's body - in a mass or Holy Communion service.
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An elevated place or position.

The hill is the highest elevation around here.

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Loftiness or dignity, as of thought or feeling.

A passage noted for its elevation of style.

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Dignity; eminence; loftiness.
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A flat scale drawing of the front, rear, or side of a building, etc.
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(geog.) Height above sea level; altitude.
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(aeron.) The angular altitude of any object above the horizon.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
elevation
Plural:
elevations

Origin of elevation

  • From Old French elevation, from Latin elevatio.

    From Wiktionary