Definition of elevation:
- 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.
- Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.
- That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
- 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.
- The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
- 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.
- 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.
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- elevation (part of speech: noun)
- ascent (part of speech: noun)
- height (part of speech: noun)
- increase (part of speech: noun)
- reputation (part of speech: noun)
- "Himalayan Journals V2.", J. D. Hooker.
The fort above mentioned seems wholly designed for the protection of the bay, and is well situated for that purpose, being built on an elevation, which rises directly from the sea on the right, at the head of the bay.- "A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1", James Cook.
- "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.