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Noun: elevation  ,e-lu'vey-shun
  1. The event of something being raised upward
    "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon";
    - lift, raising
  2. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    "his landscapes were deemed the elevation of beauty";
    - acme, height, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top
  3. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
    - EL, altitude, ALT
  4. A raised or elevated geological formation
    - natural elevation
  5. Distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
    "there was snow at the higher elevations"
  6. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
    "a dancer of exceptional elevation"
  7. Drawing of an exterior of a structure
  8. The act of increasing the wealth, prestige, power or scope of something
    "his elevation to cardinal";
    - aggrandizement, aggrandisement [Brit]

Derived forms: elevations

Type of: angular position, architectural plan, ascension, ascent, degree, distance, formation, geological formation, increase, leap, level, phase, phasis, plan, point, rise, rising, stage, step-up

Antonym: depression

Encyclopedia: Elevation