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English noun: elevation

1. elevation (event) the event of something being raised upward

SamplesAn elevation of the temperature in the afternoon.
A raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity.

Synonymslift, raising

Broader (hypernym)ascension, ascent, rise, rising

2. elevation (state) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

SamplesHis 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.

Synonymsacme, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top

Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

3. elevation angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

SynonymsALT, altitude, EL

Broader (hypernym)angular position

4. elevation (object) a raised or elevated geological formation

Synonymsnatural elevation

Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation

Narrower (hyponym)foreland, head, headland, highland, hill, mount, mountain, promontory, ridge, swell, upland

Part holonymincline, side, slope

Antonymsnatural depression, depression

5. elevation (attribute) distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)

SamplesThere was snow at the higher elevations.

Broader (hypernym)distance

Narrower (hyponym)altitude, grade, ground level, height, isometry, water level

6. elevation (attribute) (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump

SamplesA dancer of exceptional elevation.

Broader (hypernym)leap

Domain categoryballet, concert dance

7. elevation (artifact) drawing of an exterior of a structure

Broader (hypernym)architectural plan, plan

8. elevation (act) the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

SamplesThe aggrandizement of the king.
His elevation to cardinal.

Synonymsaggrandisement, aggrandizement

Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

Narrower (hyponym)ego trip, self-aggrandisement, self-aggrandizement

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