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elevation

 
Noun elevation has 8 senses
  1. elevation, lift, raising - the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
    --1 is a kind of rise, rising, ascent, ascension
    Derived form: verb elevate2
  2. acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top - the highest level or degree attainable; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
    --2 is a kind of degree, level, stage, point
    Derived forms: verb elevate1, verb elevate3
  3. elevation, EL, altitude, ALT - angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
    --3 is a kind of angular position
  4. natural elevation, elevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
    --4 is a kind of geological formation, formation
    --4 has parts: slope, incline, side
    --4 has particulars:
     highland, upland; hill; hills; mountain, mount; promontory, headland, foreland; ridge; swell
    Derived form: verb elevate2
  5. elevation - distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations"
    --5 is a kind of
    distance
    --5 has particulars:
     isometry; altitude, height; grade, ground level; water level
    Derived form: verb elevate2
  6. elevation - (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump; "a dancer of exceptional elevation"
    --6 is a kind of
    leap
  7. elevation - drawing of an exterior of a structure
    --7 is a kind of
    plan, architectural plan
  8. aggrandizement, aggrandisement, elevation - the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal"
    --8 is a kind of increase, step-up
    --8 has particulars: self-aggrandizement, self-aggrandisement, ego trip
    Derived forms: verb elevate1, verb elevate3
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