Definition of ELEVATION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 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 ;

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