"elevation" Definition

  1. n. 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. n. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.
  3. n. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
  4. n. 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. n. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
  6. n. 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. n. 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.

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Words that start with "elevation": 1
Words that end with "elevation": 2
Words that contain "elevation": 2
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English Dictionary Definition of elevation

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