elevation

[ el-uh-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən /

noun

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Origin of elevation

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin ēlevātiōn- (stem of ēlevātiō ), equivalent to ēlevāt(us) “lifted, raised up” + -iōn- noun suffix; see origin at elevate, -ion

synonym study for elevation

1. See height.

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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Scientific 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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