Definition of Elevation

1. Noun. The event of something being raised upward. "A raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"

Exact synonyms: Lift, Raising
Generic synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Rising
Derivative terms: Elevate, Lift, Lift, Raise



2. Noun. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development. "At the top of his profession"
Exact synonyms: Acme, Height, Meridian, Peak, Pinnacle, Summit, Superlative, Tiptop, Top
Generic synonyms: Degree, Level, Point, Stage
Derivative terms: Elevate, Elevate, Meridian, Peak, Superlative, Top, Top

3. Noun. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
Exact synonyms: Alt, Altitude, El
Generic synonyms: Angular Position
Derivative terms: Altitudinal

4. Noun. A raised or elevated geological formation.
Exact synonyms: Natural Elevation
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation
Specialized synonyms: Highland, Upland, Hill, Mount, Mountain, Foreland, Head, Headland, Promontory, Ridge, Swell
Terms within: Incline, Side, Slope
Derivative terms: Elevate
Antonyms: Natural Depression

5. Noun. Distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level). "There was snow at the higher elevations"
Generic synonyms: Distance
Specialized synonyms: Isometry, Altitude, Height, Grade, Ground Level, Water Level
Derivative terms: Elevate

6. Noun. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump. "A dancer of exceptional elevation"
Category relationships: Ballet, Concert Dance
Generic synonyms: Leap

7. Noun. Drawing of an exterior of a structure.
Generic synonyms: Architectural Plan, Plan

8. Noun. The act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something. "His elevation to cardinal"
Exact synonyms: Aggrandisement, Aggrandizement
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up
Specialized synonyms: Ego Trip, Self-aggrandisement, Self-aggrandizement
Derivative terms: Aggrandise, Aggrandize, Elevate, Elevate

Definition of Elevation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Elevation

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation. ¹

3. Noun. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill. ¹

4. 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. ¹

5. Noun. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line. ¹

6. 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. ¹

7. Noun. (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. ¹

8. Noun. The raising of the host - representing Christ's body - in a mass or Holy Communion service. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elevation

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Medical Definition of Elevation

1. 1. 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. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation. "Degrees of elevation above us." "His style . . . Wanted a little elevation." (Sir H. Wotton) 3. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill. 4. 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. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line. 6. 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. 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. Angle of elevation, that part of the Mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore. Origin: L. Elevatio: cf. F. Elevation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elevation

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eleuthra bark
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elevated hemidiaphragm
elevated railroad
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elevation (current term)
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elevator muscle of anus
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elevator muscle of rib
elevator muscle of scapula
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Literary usage of Elevation

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"It Is claimed that the record establishes (1) that the board of public works has passed upon the elevation of appellee's track at the crossing In question, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"elevation approximately 10 feet. Flowed when first completed 40 gallons per minute. ... elevation about 10 feet. Flows 72 gallons per minute. Flows. ..."

3. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"Poor. Poor to good. Good to very good. Very good. Very good to best. Best. District No. 1—Maine above five hundred feet elevation ; New Hampshire, Vermont, ..."

4. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The present chapter will explain the elevation and character of Theodora, the factions of the circus, and the peaceful administration of the sovereign of ..."

5. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... Boiling—Direction! of the Vibrations—Stones twisted round— Great Wave—Permanent elevation of the Land—Area of Volcanic Phenomena—The connection between ..."

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