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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 el·e·va·tion /ˌɛləˈveʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 el·e·va·tion /ˌɛləˈveʃən/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·e·va·tion n.
 1. 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. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation. “Degrees of elevation above us.”
    His style . . .  wanted a little elevation.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 3. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
 4. Astron. 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.
 5. Dialing The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
 6. Gunnery 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.
 7. Drawing 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.
 Angle of elevation Geodesy, the angle which an ascending line makes with a horizontal plane.
 Elevation of the host R. C. Ch., that part of the Mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of
           the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the
           land resulting from volcanic activity" [syn: lift, raising]
      2: 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" [syn: acme, height, peak,
          pinnacle, summit, superlative, top]
      3: angular distance above the horizon (especially of a
         celestial object) [syn: EL, altitude, ALT]
      4: a raised or elevated geological formation [syn: natural
         elevation] [ant: natural depression]
      5: distance of something above a reference point (such as sea
         level); "there was snow at the higher elevations"
      6: (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump; "a dancer of
         exceptional elevation"
      7: drawing of an exterior of a structure
      8: the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or
         scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his
         elevation to cardinal" [syn: aggrandizement, aggrandisement]