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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elevation  \El`e*va"tion\,  n.  [L.  elevatio:  cf  F. 
  ['e]l['e]vation.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elevation 
  n  1:  the  event  of  something  being  raised  [syn:  {lift},  {raising}] 
  2:  the  highest  level  or  degree  attainable:  "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"  [syn:  {acme},  {height},  {peak}, 
  {pinnacle},  {summit},  {superlative},  {top}] 
  3:  angular  distance  above  the  horizon  (especially  of  a 
  celestial  object)  [syn:  {EL},  {altitude},  {ALT}] 
  4:  a  raised  or  elevated  geological  formation  [syn:  {natural 
  elevation}]  [ant:  {natural  depression}] 
  5:  distance  of  something  above  a  reference  point 
  6:  drawing  of  an  exterior  of  a  structure 
  7:  the  act  of  increasing  the  wealth  or  prestige  or  power  or 
  scope  of  something  [syn:  {aggrandizement},  {aggrandisement}] 
  8:  the  act  of  raising  something  "he  responded  with  a  lift  of 
  his  eyebrow";  "fireman  learn  several  different  raises  for 
  getting  ladders  up"  [syn:  {lift},  {raise},  {heave}] 




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