What does elevation mean?

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ˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃənel·e·va·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elevation, lift, raisingnoun

    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, topnoun

    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, ALTnoun

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

  4. natural elevation, elevationnoun

    a raised or elevated geological formation

  5. elevationnoun

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

    "there was snow at the higher elevations"

  6. elevationnoun

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

    "a dancer of exceptional elevation"

  7. elevationnoun

    drawing of an exterior of a structure

  8. aggrandizement, aggrandisement, elevationnoun

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. elevationnoun

    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. elevationnoun

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

  3. elevationnoun

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

  4. elevationnoun

    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. elevationnoun

    The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

  6. elevationnoun

    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. elevationnoun

    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. elevationnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Elevationnoun

    Etymology: elevatio, Latin.

    The disruption of the strata, the elevation of some, and depression of others, did not fall out by chance, but were directed by a discerning principle. John Woodward, Nat. History.

    Angels, in their several degrees of elevation above us, may be endowed with more comprehensive faculties. John Locke.

    We are therefore to love him with all possible application and elevation of spirit, with all the heart, soul and mind. John Norris.

    All which different elevations of spirit unto God, are contained in the name of prayer. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 48.

    Some latitudes have no canicular days, as those which have more than seventy-three degrees of northern elevation, as Nova Zembla. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 12.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevationnoun

    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. Elevationnoun

    condition of being elevated; height; exaltation

  3. Elevationnoun

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

  4. Elevationnoun

    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. Elevationnoun

    the angle which the style makes with the substylar line

  6. Elevationnoun

    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. Elevationnoun

    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. Etymology: [L. elevatio: cf. F. lvation.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. elevation

    Elevation in ship building, is a vertical and longitudinal view of a vessel, synonymous with sheer-draught and sheer-plan. In other words, it is the orthographic design whereon the heights and lengths are expressed.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. elevation

    In gunnery, is one of the elements of pointing, being the movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane as distinguished from direction or its movement horizontally. The elevation is usually positive,—that is, the gun is pointed above the horizontal. When it is pointed below, it is said to be depressed. The word is also used to express degree, or as a synonym for angle of elevation. The sights or elevating apparatus of guns are graduated on the theory that the object is in the horizontal plane of the piece, or that the line of sight is horizontal, which is not always the case in practice. When the elevation is determined by sights the angle of elevation is the angle between the line of sight and the axis of the piece, when these lines are in the same vertical plane,—or the angle between the line of sight and a plane containing the axis of the piece and a horizontal line intersecting it at right angles, when they are not. The graduations of tangent scales and fixed breech-sights give this angle in degrees. The graduation of the pendulum hausse gives the angle correctly only when the line of sight is horizontal. When the elevation is given by elevating arcs or gunner’s quadrant, the angle of elevation becomes the angle of fire, or the angle which the axis of the piece makes with the horizontal. Elevation is necessary to overcome the effect of gravity on the projectile. The degree of elevation increases with the range. In vacuo the elevation corresponding to the maximum range is 45°. In the air the angle of maximum range diminishes with the velocity and increases with diameter and density of the ball. It is greater in mortars than in howitzers, and greater in howitzers than in guns. In mortars it approximates to 42°; in guns it is about 37°.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elevation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elevation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of elevation in a Sentence

  1. Raymond Lopez:

    This elevation of gang life has to come to an end. It’s not cute. It only comes to one outcome, what we saw last night.

  2. David Maurstad:

    The dollars can be used for multiple purposes, depending upon the community, buyouts may make more sense than in other communities. In some communities, elevation may make more sense than relocation.

  3. Keith Ellison:

    However, Ellison’s past associations and commentsmay trouble more moderate voters. Ellison’s 2006 run for Keith Ellison seat was plunged into controversy after the conservative PowerLineBlog.com found he had once identified with Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and in 1998 was referring to himself as Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammed. The Washington Post reported that Keith Ellison had defended Farrakhan against accusations of anti-Semitism in 1989 and in 1990 had called affirmative action a sneaky form of compensation for slavery, calling instead for reparations. When the controversy erupted in 2006, Keith Ellison acknowledged Keith Ellison had worked with the group, but only for 18 months to help organize Farrakhan's 1995 Million Man March. Keith Ellison distanced Keith Ellison from both Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, and said Keith Ellison had n’t scruitinized the group's anti-Semitic positions appropriately. They were and are anti-Semitic, and I should have come to that conclusion earlier than I did, Keith Ellison said. Yet it is n’t the only controversy for Keith Ellison. In 2007, Keith Ellison made a comparison between Bush and 9/11 to Hitler and the 1933 Reichstag fire. 9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows... it's almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire, after the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country [ Hitler ] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. He later clarified that he did indeed believe that Usama bin Laden was responsible for the terror attacks. But it was n’t the only controversy for Ellison in 2007, as he also backed a movement to impeach then-Vice President Dick Cheney over his alleged fabrication of intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Brad Bannon believes that Ellison’s Muslim heritage could be a boost not a burden, especially in light of Trump’s elevation Sunday of controversial Breitbart boss Steve Bannon to chief strategist.

  4. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy:

    The reasons they don't complete the trail vary from injury, fatigue and I'd say the most common reason is they don't realize how hard it is and they aren't ready for the experience. that 515,000 feet of up and down is equivalent to going from zero elevation to the top of Mount Everest 16 times.

  5. Michael Bernardo:

    Currently our projections show that we're gon na end this calendar year around elevation 1,065 [ feet above sea level ] — that's about 10 feet below the level one shortage trigger, so we are anticipating the lower basin to be the first ever shortage condition in history.

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