Definitions for elevationˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

el•e•va•tion*ˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of elevating, or the state of being elevated.

  2. the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises.

  3. the altitude of a place above sea level or ground level.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  4. an elevated place; eminence.

  5. a drawing that represents a building or other object as being projected geometrically on a vertical plane parallel to one of its sides.

    Category: Architecture

  6. Surveying. the angle between the line from an observer or instrument to an object above the observer or instrument and a horizontal line. the distance above a datum level.

    Category: Surveying

  7. the ability of a dancer to stay in the air while executing a step, or the height thus attained.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. the lifting of the Eucharistic elements immediately after consecration in the mass.

    Category: Religion

* Syn: See height.

Origin of elevation:

1350–1400; ME < AF < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elevation, lift, raising(noun)

    the event of something being raised upward

    "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"

  2. acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top(noun)

    the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

    "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"

  3. elevation, EL, altitude, ALT(noun)

    angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

  4. natural elevation, elevation(noun)

    a raised or elevated geological formation

  5. elevation(noun)

    distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)

    "there was snow at the higher elevations"

  6. elevation(noun)

    (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump

    "a dancer of exceptional elevation"

  7. elevation(noun)

    drawing of an exterior of a structure

  8. aggrandizement, aggrandisement, elevation(noun)

    the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

    "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. elevation(noun)ˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən

    the height of an area of land

    The lake is at an elevation of about 4215 feet.

  2. elevationˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən

    the process of elevating sth, or the state of being elevated

    his elevation to head coach

Wiktionary

  1. elevation(Noun)

    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.

  2. elevation(Noun)

    The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation.

  3. elevation(Noun)

    That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.

  4. elevation(Noun)

    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.

  5. elevation(Noun)

    The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

  6. elevation(Noun)

    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.

  7. elevation(Noun)

    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.

  8. elevation(Noun)

    The raising of the host - representing Christ's body - in a mass or Holy Communion service.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevation(noun)

    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 of mind, thoughts, or character

  2. Elevation(noun)

    condition of being elevated; height; exaltation

  3. Elevation(noun)

    that which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill

  4. Elevation(noun)

    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

  5. Elevation(noun)

    the angle which the style makes with the substylar line

  6. Elevation(noun)

    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 o/ sight; -- distinguished from direction

  7. Elevation(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Elevation

    The elevation of a geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Elevation, or geometric height, is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth's surface, while altitude or geopotential height is used for points above the surface, such as an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is used for points below the surface. Less commonly, elevation is measured using the center of the Earth as the reference point. Due to equatorial bulge, there is debate as to which of the summits of Mt. Everest or Chimborazo is at the higher elevation, as the Chimborazo summit is further from the Earth's center while the Mt. Everest summit is higher above mean sea level.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. elevation

    The vertical distance of a point or level on or affixed to the surface of the Earth measured from mean sea level. See also altitude.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

elevation(noun)

the act of elevating, or state of being elevated.

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