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Definition 1: the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where elevation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the aggrandizement of the king
  • his elevation to cardinal

Synonyms for elevation in the sense of this definition

(elevation is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

(... is a kind of elevation ) an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance

Definition 2: drawing of an exterior of a structure - [noun denoting artifact]

(elevation is a kind of ...) scale drawing of a structure

"the plans for City Hall were on file"

Definition 3: distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where elevation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was snow at the higher elevations

(elevation is a kind of ...) the property created by the space between two objects or points

(... is a kind of elevation ) equality of elevation above sea level

(... is a kind of elevation ) elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

"the altitude gave her a headache"

(... is a kind of elevation ) the height of the ground on which something stands

"the base of the tower was below grade"

(... is a kind of elevation ) the level of the surface of a body of water

Definition 4: (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where elevation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dancer of exceptional elevation

(elevation is a kind of ...) the distance leaped (or to be leaped)

"a leap of 10 feet"

(elevation belongs to category ...) a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers

Definition 5: the event of something being raised upward - [noun denoting event]

Samples where elevation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
  • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity

Synonyms for elevation in the sense of this definition

(elevation is a kind of ...) a movement upward

"they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

Definition 6: a raised or elevated geological formation - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for elevation in the sense of this definition

(elevation is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is a kind of elevation ) elevated (e.g., mountainous) land

(... is a kind of elevation ) a local and well-defined elevation of the land

"they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"

(... is a kind of elevation ) a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill

(... is a kind of elevation ) a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

(... is a kind of elevation ) a long narrow natural elevation or striation

(... is a kind of elevation ) a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

(elevation is a part of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

Definition 7: angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object) - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for elevation in the sense of this definition

(elevation is a kind of ...) relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established

Definition 8: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development - [noun denoting state]

Samples where elevation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for elevation in the sense of this definition

(elevation is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

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