Etymology
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elevation (n.)

late 14c., "a rising, height of something, height to which something is elevated," from Old French elevation and directly from Latin elevationem (nominative elevatio) "a lifting up," noun of action from past-participle stem of elevare "lift up, raise," figuratively, "to lighten, alleviate," from ex "out" (see ex-) + levare "to lighten; to raise," from levis "light" in weight (from PIE root *legwh- "not heavy, having little weight"). Meaning "act of elevating" is from 1520s.

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Definitions of elevation

elevation (n.)
the event of something being raised upward;
an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
Synonyms: lift / raising
elevation (n.)
the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development;
Synonyms: acme / height / peak / pinnacle / summit / superlative / meridian / tiptop / top
elevation (n.)
angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object);
Synonyms: el / altitude / alt
elevation (n.)
a raised or elevated geological formation;
Synonyms: natural elevation
elevation (n.)
distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level);
there was snow at the higher elevations
elevation (n.)
(ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump;
a dancer of exceptional elevation
elevation (n.)
drawing of an exterior of a structure;
elevation (n.)
the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something;
his elevation to cardinal
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