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Meaning of elevation by Wiktionary Dictionary

elevation


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

    Noun

    elevation ( plural: elevations )

    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 to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character .
    2. The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation .
    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 of sight; distinguished from direction .
    7. ( 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 .
    8. The raising of the host - representing Christ's body - in a mass or Holy Communion service .

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Explanation of elevation by Wordnet Dictionary

elevation


    Noun
    1. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

    2. his elevation to cardinal
    3. drawing of an exterior of a structure

    4. the height of a dancer's leap or jump

    5. a dancer of exceptional elevation
    6. distance of something above a reference point ( such as sea level )

    7. there was snow at the higher elevations
    8. the event of something being raised upward

    9. an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    10. a raised or elevated geological formation

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

    12. the highest level or degree attainable



    Definition of elevation by GCIDE Dictionary

    elevation


    1. Elevation n. [L. elevatio: cf. F. élévation.]
      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.” Locke.

      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. ( Astron. ) 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. ( Dialing ) The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

      6. ( Gunnery ) 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. ( Drawing ) 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 ( Geodesy ), the angle which an ascending line makes with a horizontal plane. -- Elevation of the host ( R. C. Ch. ), that part of the Mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.