- Also called angle of elevation. the angle between the line from an observer or instrument to an object above the observer or instrument and a horizontal line.
- the distance above a datum level.
Origin of elevation
Examples from the Web for elevation
Elevation sends radio stations two versions of the songs: one, complete, three to four minute version.The Government Is Using Subliminal Songs To Scare Immigrants|Caitlin Dickson|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Variables like weather, azimuth, elevation, crude launchers, and rocket viability quickly add up.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of the gender-variant male types were stigmatized; being regarded as women was hardly an elevation in social status.
There are dozens of fitness gadgets on the market that can measure movement, heart rate, elevation, and even body temperature.
Being a thousand miles from the ocean and at a ten thousand elevation, our snowflakes are mostly air.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard|The Daily Beast|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The elevation of temperature within certain limits, hastens the separation.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
The elevation and delicacy, the sense and seriousness, the beauty and perfection of the whole are astonishing.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
The plateau, at an elevation of eighteen hundred feet above the level of the sea, sloped down toward the south.Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
An inch or two to the left would have plumped it right aboard, for the elevation is just right.With the Dyaks of Borneo|F. S. Brereton
The imperial fort, too, was built upon an elevation of 750 feet; it is incredible that it should be so totally submerged.Off on a Comet|Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for elevation
Word Origin and History for elevation
late 14c., "a rising, height of something," from Old French elevation and directly from Latin elevationem (nominative elevatio) "a lifting up," noun of action from past participle stem of elevare (see elevate). Meaning "act of elevating" is from 1520s.