elevation

[ el-uh-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of elevation

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin ēlevātiōn- (stem of ēlevātiō), equivalent to ēlevāt(us) (see elevate) + -iōn- -ion

SYNONYMS FOR elevation

1 See height.
3 height; hill; mountain; plateau.
4 exaltation, nobility.

OTHER WORDS FROM elevation

non·el·e·va·tion, nounre·el·e·va·tion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH elevation

altitude elevation height (see synonym study at height)
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British Dictionary definitions for elevation

elevation
/ (ˌɛlɪˈveɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of elevation

elevational, adjective
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Science definitions for elevation

elevation
[ ĕl′ə-vāshən ]

The vertical distance between a standard reference point, such as sea level, and the top of an object or point on the Earth, such as a mountain. At 8,850 m (29,028 ft), the summit of Mount Everest is the highest elevation on Earth.
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