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Elevation meaning

elevation - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.
  2. 2. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
  3. 3. The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.
  4. 4. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
  5. 5. 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; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character.
  6. 6. The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line o sight; - distinguished from direction.
  7. 7. A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; - called by the ancients the orthography.
  8. 8. Act of elevating; a high position; height.

elevation - examples of usage

  1. Searching for it suddenly a village appears some way on the right- the white walls stand out bright and clear, one of the houses is evidently of large size, and placed on a slight elevation is a prominent object. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. So from the rick Hodge has his share of the sport, and at that elevation can see over a wide stretch of what he- changing the 'd' into a 'j'- calls 'the juke's country. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. The village itself, looked upon from this same elevation, is very attractive. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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