Elevation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌelɪˈveɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word elevation
Brit.  |ˌɛlɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word elevation


- the event of something being raised upward(syn: lift, raising)
- the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development (syn: acme, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top)
- angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object) (syn: alt, altitude, el)
- a raised or elevated geological formation
- distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
- (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
- drawing of an exterior of a structure
- the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something(syn: aggrandisement, aggrandizement)


a plant species found only at higher elevations

We charted the elevations in her temperature.

But the land is subject also to local elevations and depressions.

Elevation of character constituted the Roman ideal of perfection.

His style wanted a little elevation.

The road climbs steadily to an elevation of 1400 feet.

The cannon was fired at an elevation of 60 degrees.

His style wants a little elevation.

an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon

there was snow at the higher elevations

Accent is the elevation of the voice which distinguishes one part of a word from another.

Word forms

singular: elevation
plural: elevations
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