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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Elevation \El`e*va"tion\, n. [L. elevatio: cf. F.
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.
Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation. ``Degrees of elevation above us.''
His style . . . wanted a little elevation.
--Sir H. Wotton.
That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
(Astron.) 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.
(Dialing) The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
(Gunnery) 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.
(Drawing) 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.
Angle of elevation (Geodesy), the angle which an ascending line makes with a horizontal plane.
Elevation of the host (R. C. Ch.), that part of the Mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "a rising, height of something, height to which something is elevated," from Old French elevation and directly from Latin elevationem (nominative elevatio) "a lifting up," noun of action from past participle stem of elevare "lift up, raise" (see elevate). Meaning "act of elevating" is from 1520s.
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. 2 The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation. 3 That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill. 4 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. 5 The angle which the style makes with the substylar line. 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 of sight; distinguished from direction. 7 (lb en architecture) 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 (lb en Christianity) The raising of the host#Noun_3—representing Christ’s body—in a mass or Holy Communion service.
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" [syn: acme, height, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top]
angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object) [syn: EL, altitude, ALT]
distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations"
(ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump; "a dancer of exceptional elevation"
drawing of an exterior of a structure
Elevation is the height of a geographic location above mean sea level.
Elevation may also refer to:
In ballistics, the elevation is the angle between the horizontal plane and the direction of the barrel of a gun, mortar or heavy artillery. Originally, elevation was a linear measure of how high the gunners had to physically lift the muzzle of a gun up from the gun carriage to hit targets at a certain distance.
"Elevation" is the third track and third single release from U2's 2000 album, All That You Can't Leave Behind. It was also the band's second number one single in the Netherlands, and in 2002, "Elevation" won " Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal." The song lent its namesake to the band's Elevation Tour.
The elevation of a geographic location is its height above or below a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface (see Geodetic system, vertical datum). Elevation, or geometric height, is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth's surface, while altitude or geopotential height is used for points above the surface, such as an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is used for points below the surface. Elevation is not to be confused with the distance from the center of the Earth; due to equatorial bulge, the summits of Mt. Everest and Chimborazo have, respectively, the largest elevation and the largest geocentric distance.
In Christian liturgy the elevation is a ritual raising of the consecrated elements of bread and wine during the celebration of the Eucharist. The term is applied especially to that by which, in the Roman Rite of Mass, the Host and the Chalice are each shown to the people immediately after each is consecrated. The term may also refer to a piece of music played on the organ or sung at that point in the liturgy.
Elevation is the progressive bluegrass debut album of the Yonder Mountain String Band. It was released in 1999 by Frog Pad Records, an independent record label run by the band. The album features appearances by bluegrass musicians Mike Marshall and Darol Anger.
Elevation is the fourth international studio album by Indonesian singer-songwriter, Anggun. The album was released with the same title for the English-language version and the French-language version. The album was certified Gold Export Award for its sales outside France.
Elevation is a live album by American saxophonist and composer Pharoah Sanders featuring one track recorded in the studio released on the Impulse! label.
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 Force, Ottmar Liebert). The cast of 20 different musicians includes the Grammy winning violinist Charlie Bisharat, avante-garde electric guitarist Buckethead, Nepali sarangi player Kirin Nepali, Iranian vocalist Parsa Hassandokht, Nepali flute player Ruban Kumar Shrestha, Iranian santurist Pejman Eckhtiari, and Nepali tabla player Raju Maharjan. Associate producer William Aura of 3rd Force recorded the Nepali musicians in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Iranian musicians were recorded in Iran by co-producer Shahin Shahida.
Elevation is an emotion elicited by witnessing virtuous acts of remarkable moral goodness. It is experienced as a distinct feeling of warmth and expansion that is accompanied by appreciation and affection for the individual whose exceptional conduct is being observed. Elevation motivates those who experience it to open up to, affiliate with, and assist others. Elevation makes an individual feel lifted up and optimistic about humanity.
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.