Definitions of elevation
n. - 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. 2
n. - Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation. 2
n. - That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - The angle which the style makes with the substylar line. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - 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. 2
The word "elevation" uses 9 letters: A E E I L N O T V.
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