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el·e·va·tion

 (ĕl′ə-vā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of elevating: the slow elevation of body temperature.
b. The condition of being elevated: her elevation among scholars.
2.
a. 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.
b. The angular distance of an object above the observer's horizon.
3. An elevated place or position: The hill is the highest elevation around here.
4. Loftiness or dignity, as of thought or feeling: a passage noted for its elevation of style.
5. A scale drawing of the side, front, or rear of a structure.
6.
a. The ability to achieve height in a jump, as in ballet.
b. The degree of height reached when such a jump is executed.
Synonyms: elevation, altitude, height
These nouns denote the distance of something above a point of reference such as the horizon: a city at an elevation of 3,000 feet above sea level; flying at an altitude of 1 mile; grew to a height of 6 feet.
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elevation

(ˌɛlɪˈveɪʃən)
n
1. the act of elevating or the state of being elevated
2. the height of something above a given or implied place, esp above sea level
3. a raised area; height
4. nobleness or grandeur; loftiness: elevation of thought.
5. (Architecture) a drawing to scale of the external face of a building or structure. Compare plan3, ground plan1
6. (Architecture) the external face of a building or structure
7. (Ballet) a ballet dancer's ability to leap high
8. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the lifting up of the Host at Mass for adoration
9. (Astronomy) astronomy another name for altitude3
10. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the angle formed between the muzzle of a gun and the horizontal
11. (Surveying) surveying the angular distance between the plane through a point of observation and an object above it. Compare depression7
12. linguistics another term for amelioration
ˌeleˈvational adj
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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.
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.
6. Surveying.
a. the angle between the line from an observer or instrument to an object above the observer or instrument and a horizontal line.
b. the distance above a datum level.
7. the ability of a dancer to stay in the air while executing a step, or the height thus attained.
8. the lifting of the Eucharistic elements immediately after consecration in the mass.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]
syn: See height.
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el·e·va·tion

(ĕl′ə-vā′shən)
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. The summit of Mount Everest is the highest elevation on Earth.
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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 Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

elevation

1. Another word for amelioration.
2. A term applied to all aerial movements.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elevation - the event of something being raised upwardelevation - the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
2.elevation - the highest level or degree attainableelevation - 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"
degree, stage, level, point - a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
3.elevation - angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)elevation - angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
angular position - relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
4.elevation - a raised or elevated geological formationelevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
highland, upland - elevated (e.g., mountainous) land
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
mountain, mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
foreland, headland, promontory, head - a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
ridge - a long narrow natural elevation or striation
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
swell - a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
5.elevation - distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations"
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
isometry - equality of elevation above sea level
altitude, height - elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache"
ground level, grade - the height of the ground on which something stands; "the base of the tower was below grade"
water level - the level of the surface of a body of water
6.elevation - (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump; "a dancer of exceptional elevation"
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
leap - the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
7.elevation - drawing of an exterior of a structure
architectural plan, plan - scale drawing of a structure; "the plans for City Hall were on file"
8.elevation - the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal"
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
ego trip, self-aggrandisement, self-aggrandizement - an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
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elevation

noun
1. side, back, face, front, aspect the addition of a two-storey wing on the north elevation
2. altitude, height We're at an elevation of about 13,000 feet above sea level.
3. promotion, upgrading, advancement, exaltation, preferment, aggrandizement celebrating his elevation to the rank of Prime Minister
4. rise, hill, mountain, height, mound, berg (S. African), high ground, higher ground, eminence, hillock, rising ground, acclivity The resort is built on an elevation overlooking the sea.
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elevation

noun
1. The distance of something from a given level:
2. The act of raising to a high position or status or the condition of being so raised:
3. A progression upward in rank:
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Translations
إرْتِفاعرَسْم واجِهَة المَبْنىسُموُ، رَفْع
avancementfacadetegningforfremmelsehøjde over havetophøjelse
homlokrajztengerszint fölötti magasság
hæî yfir sjávarmálihliîarmynd, útlitsmyndupphækkun, hækkun í tign
nárys
cephe resmielevasyonrakımyükseklikyükselme

elevation

[ˌelɪˈveɪʃən] N
1. (lit) (= act) → elevación f
2. (in rank) → ascenso m (fig) → elevación f
3. [of style] → sublimidad f
4. (= hill) → elevación f; (= height) (esp above sea level) → altitud f
5. (Archit) → alzado m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

elevation

[ˌɛlɪˈveɪʃən] n
[building] → élévation f
(= height) → altitude f
(= promotion) [person] → promotion f, avancement m
elevation to the peerage → accession au rang de pair
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

elevation

n
(lit)Hebung f; (to higher rank) → Erhebung f (→ to in +acc); (Eccl) → Elevation f
(of thought)Erhabenheit f; (of position, style)Gehobenheit f
(above sea level) → Höhe füber dem Meeresspiegel or über N.N.; (hill etc) → (Boden)erhebung f, → Anhöhe f
angle of elevationHöhen- or Elevationswinkel m
(of gun)Elevation f, → Erhöhung f
(Archit: = drawing) → Aufriss m; front elevationFrontansicht f, → Fassadenaufriss m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

elevation

[ˌɛlɪˈveɪʃn] n (gen) → elevazione f (Archit) → prospetto; (of style, thought) → alto livello; (altitude) → altitudine f, altezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

elevate

(ˈeliveit) verb
1. to raise to a higher position or to a higher rank etc. elevated to the post of manager.
2. to improve (a person's mind etc). an elevating book.
ˌeleˈvation noun
1. the act of elevating, or state of being elevated.
2. height above sea-level. at an elevation of 1,500 metres.
3. an architect's drawing of one side of a building.
ˈelevating adjective
that improves one's mind or morals. an elevating experience.
ˈelevator noun
1. (especially American) a lift or machine for raising persons, goods etc to a higher floor. There is no elevator in this shop – you will have to climb the stairs.
2. a tall storehouse for grain.
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el·e·va·tion

n. elevación; altura.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

elevation

n elevación f
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