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Answer for the clue "Distance of something above a reference point ", 9 letters:
elevation

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n. the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity" [syn: lift , raising ] the highest level or degree attainable; "his landscapes were deemed the acme ...

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Elevation is the third solo album by guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins . Rollins co-produced the album with Persian-American musician and producer Shahin Shahida (of Shahin & Sepehr ) and multi-platinum producer Dominic Camardella ( Flora Purim , 3rd ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 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; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character. ...

Usage examples of elevation.

At length, finding that the lunar angle--the apparent position of the Moon--confirmed the reading of the discometer, giving the same apogaic distance or elevation, I supposed that the barycrite must be out of order or subject to some unsuspected law of which future observations might afford evidence and explanation, and turned to other subjects of interest.

Even the difference between 200 and 201 radii of elevation or apogaic distance was not easily perceptible on either.

Mel Pierce, the reining neurology guru on staff discovered that Drew had developed a bilateral Babinski sign, a splaying and elevation of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked.

It was then that the young farmer, surveyor, soldier, just come of age, was chosen to carry a message to the commander of the nearest French fort in the valley--Fort Le Boeuf, which I have already described--about fifteen miles from Lake Erie on the slight elevation from which the waters begin to flow toward the Mississippi.

Among those boons was his elevation to the stature of a master of brahmanic power, a level of shakti comparable only to that which is wielded by the Seven Seers, the brahmarishis like myself who have been ordained by Brahma himself to oversee the smooth functioning and harmony of the three worlds.

The gunners could not see the breaches, but the wooden recoil platforms were marked with deep cuts and the officers and Sergeants lined the gun trails on the cuts, checked the elevation screw.

And that one of the terms of the settlement that ended the schism was that the new Pope, now of holy memory, would ratify the elevation of all these cardinals, no matter which claimant had made the appointments.

If deficient in strength, the quantity of the charges should be increased until the ranges are equalized, in order that the sight-bars may still indicate the proper elevations for each charge and distance.

The commotion begins at the highest limits of the cirri, and even at greater elevations.

He is contributing his part toward the industrial development of the South and the religious elevation of the nation.

The Pagans of the West, without contributing to the elevation of Eugenius, disgraced, by their partial attachment, the cause and character of the usurper.

The Wyoming cowman spent a restless night, and early the next morning rode to the nearest elevation which would give him a view of his cattle.

Elevation and Deflection Drills, it is best that you become familiarized with the dimensions of the following targets and the ranges at which each is used.

In this dangerous elevation, Leo the Third supported himself against the envy of his equals, the discontent of a powerful faction, and the assaults of his foreign and domestic enemies.

With his portable Gamow bag, Abe could have dropped them to a pressure relative to 12,000 feet elevation in a matter of ten minutes.