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elevation

noun

1 elevation

The event of something being raised upward:
— An elevation of the temperature in the afternoon.

synonyms: lift, raising.

Roget 942: disinterestedness etc. adj.; generosity; liberality, liberalism; altruism; benevolence etc. 906; elevation, loftiness of purpose, exaltation, ... show more

Roget 658: improvement; amelioration, melioration; betterment; mend, amendment, emendation; mending etc. v.; advancement; advance etc. (progress) ... show more

Roget 574: vigor, power, force; boldness, raciness etc. adj.; intellectual, force; spirit, point, antithesis, piquance, piquancy; ... show more

Roget 554: representation, representment; imitation etc. 19; illustration, delineation, depictment; imagery, portraiture, iconography; design, designing; art, ... show more

Roget 212: verticality; erectness etc. adj.; perpendicularity etc. 216.1; right angle, normal; azimuth circle.    wall, precipice, cliff.    elevation, ... show more

Roget 307: elevation; raising etc. v.; erection, lift; sublevation, upheaval; sublimation, exaltation; prominence etc. (convexity) 250.    ... show more



2 elevation

The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development.

synonyms: acme, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top.

Roget 206: height, altitude, elevation; eminence, pitch; loftiness etc. adj.; sublimity.    tallness etc. adj.; stature, ... show more

Roget 873: distinction, mark, name, figure; repute, reputation; good repute, high repute; note, notability, notoriety, eclat, the bubble reputation" [As You Like It], ... show more

Dutch: overtreffende trap, spits, hoogtepunt, toppunt, top
Polish: kulminacja

3 elevation

Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).

synonyms: ALT, altitude, EL.

Polish: elewacja, wysokość

4 elevation

A raised or elevated geological formation.

synonym: natural elevation.

Dutch: verheffing, verhevenheid
Polish: wyniosłość, wzniesienie

5 elevation

Distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level).

Dutch: hoogte, niveau

6 elevation

ballet The height of a dancer's leap or jump.

7 elevation

Drawing of an exterior of a structure.

8 elevation

The act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something:
— His elevation to cardinal.

synonyms: aggrandisement, aggrandizement.

Dutch: vergroting
Polish: wywyższenie, wyniesienie


Moby thesaurus: Olympian heights, access, accession, acclivity, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, acme, addition, advance, advancement, aerial heights, aggrandizement, altitude, amplification, anabasis, apex, apotheosis, appreciation ... show more.

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