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.

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

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

  2. Elevationnoun

    condition of being elevated; height; exaltation

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

  3. Elevationnoun

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

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

  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

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

  5. Elevationnoun

    the angle which the style makes with the substylar line

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

  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

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

  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

    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. Henry David Thoreau:

    Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

  2. Matt Brooks:

    Any kind of elevation or legitimization or profile for Messianic Jews or Messianic Jews for Jesus is unacceptable, there is no circumstance where that is an acceptable speaker to represent the Jewish community.

  3. Christopher Knight:

    But to do that you had to have the stairway, and if you had the stairway, how do you not destroy the front elevation -- which is what America thinks of the Brady house, i thought it was absolutely impossible.

  4. Simon Pendleton:

    You'd normally expect to see different plant ages in different topographical conditions. A high elevation location might hold onto its ice longer, for example, but the magnitude of warming is so high that everything is melting everywhere now.

  5. Robert Spengler:

    This is potentially linking these plants the plants withhigher THC production to higher elevation, but thats all fairly theoretical, so we really cannot pinpoint exactly what the mechanisms for the higher THC level are.

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