- 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
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Related Words for elevationmountain, altitude, ascent, acclivity, ridge, hillock, top, rise, roof, platform, boost, hoist, hill, uplift, heave, eminence, levitation, upthrow, ennoblement, raise
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Contemporary Examples of 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
July 12, 2014
Variables like weather, azimuth, elevation, crude launchers, and rocket viability quickly add up.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins
May 14, 2014
Many of the gender-variant male types were stigmatized; being regarded as women was hardly an elevation in social status.Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay
March 31, 2014
There are dozens of fitness gadgets on the market that can measure movement, heart rate, elevation, and even body temperature.How to Find the Best Fitness Tracker for You
November 20, 2013
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
Historical Examples of elevation
The elevation of this encampment is 2,940 feet above the sea.
The elevation of the camp by the boiling point, is 8,050 feet.
By observation, the elevation of this encampment is 2,250 feet.
How high from the surface of the ground has this dust been gathered--at what elevation?
This is one advantage of starting from an elevation—your machine will go further.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
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.