elevation


elevation
elevation 1 altitude, *height
Analogous words: *ascension, ascent
2 promotion, *advancement, preferment
Analogous words: exaltation, aggrandizement (see corresponding verbs at EXALT)
Antonyms: degradation

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  • Elevation — El e*va tion, n. [L. elevatio: cf. F. [ e]l[ e]vation.] 1. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ÉLÉVATION — s. f. Exhaussement, hauteur. Il faut donner plus d élévation à ce plancher, à cette muraille. Une élévation de quinze à seize pieds sous poutre. Quand on est parvenu à cette élévation, le baromètre marque tant de degrés.   L élévation de l hostie …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ÉLÉVATION — n. f. Action d’élever, de s’élever ou Résultat de cette action. Il faut donner plus d’élévation à ce plancher, à cette muraille. Une élévation de six à sept mètres. L’élévation de l’hostie, ou absolument L’élévation, Le moment de la messe où le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Elevation — The elevation of a geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point, often the mean sea level. Elevation, or geometric height, is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth s surface, while altitude or geopotential height is …   Wikipedia

  • elevation — noun Date: 14th century 1. the height to which something is elevated: as a. the angular distance of something (as a celestial object) above the horizon b. the degree to which a gun is aimed above the horizon c. the height above the level of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • elevation — The vertical distance of a point or level on or affixed to the surface of the Earth measured from mean sea level. See also altitude …   Military dictionary

  • Elevation (disambiguation) — Elevation, literally (up)lifting something or someone higher (also figuratively), can refer to:*Elevation (liturgy) of consecrated bread and wine in Mass. *Elevation, the height of a geographic location above mean sea level *Elevation, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Elevation of the host — Elevation El e*va tion, n. [L. elevatio: cf. F. [ e]l[ e]vation.] 1. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elevation (kinesiology) — Elevation, in kinesiology is the anatomical term of motion for movement in a superior direction. It is the opposite of depression.Muscles* elevation of the scapula at the shoulders (e.g. shrugging shoulders) include: ** Levator scapulae muscle ** …   Wikipedia

  • Elevation (song) — Single infobox Name = Elevation Artist = U2 from Album = All That You Can t Leave Behind Released = June 25, 2001 Format = CD, DVD Recorded = Genre = Hard rock, alternative rock Length = 3:49 Label = Island / Interscope Producer = Daniel Lanois… …   Wikipedia

  • Elevation (liturgy) — In Christian liturgy the Elevation is the ritual of raising the consecrated elements of bread and wine during the celebration of the Eucharist.Post consecration elevationThe term refers principally to the elevation immediately after the… …   Wikipedia


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