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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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