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Elevationnoun

The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.

‘the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character’;

Levitateverb

(transitive) To cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity.

‘The magician levitated the woman.’;

Elevationnoun

The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation.

Levitateverb

(intransitive) To be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity.

‘The guru claimed that he could levitate.’;

Elevationnoun

That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station.

‘A hill is an elevation of the ground.’; ‘the elevation of the pole, or of a star’;

Levitateverb

To rise, or tend to rise, as if lighter than the surrounding medium; to become buoyant; - opposed to gravitate.

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Elevationnoun

The measured vertical distance from the peak of a mountain or hill to its bordering lowlands.

Levitateverb

To make buoyant; to cause to float in the air; as, to levitate a table.

Elevationnoun

The angle which the gnomon makes with the substylar line.

Levitateverb

cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity;

‘The magician levitated the woman’;

Elevationnoun

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.

Levitateverb

be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity;

‘The guru claimed that he could levitate’;

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Elevationnoun

(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.

Levitateverb

rise or cause to rise and hover in the air, typically by means of supposed magical powers

‘I swear to God he levitated over the bar’; ‘I focused on levitating the rucksack’;

Elevationnoun

(Christianity) The raising of the host—representing Christ’s body—in a mass or Holy Communion service.

Elevationnoun

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.

Elevationnoun

Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.

‘His style . . . wanted a little elevation.’;

Elevationnoun

That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.

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Elevationnoun

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.

Elevationnoun

The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

Elevationnoun

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.

Elevationnoun

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.

Elevationnoun

the event of something being raised upward;

‘an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon’; ‘a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity’;

Elevationnoun

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’;

Elevationnoun

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

Elevationnoun

a raised or elevated geological formation

Elevationnoun

distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level);

‘there was snow at the higher elevations’;

Elevationnoun

(ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump;

‘a dancer of exceptional elevation’;

Elevationnoun

drawing of an exterior of a structure

Elevationnoun

the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something;

‘the aggrandizement of the king’; ‘his elevation to cardinal’;

Elevation

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 datum § Vertical datum). The term elevation 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.

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