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Definition of "elevation" []

  • The act or an instance of elevating. (noun)
  • The condition of being elevated. (noun)
  • An elevated place or position. (noun)
  • The height to which something is elevated above a point of reference such as the ground. (noun)
  • Loftiness of thought or feeling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elevation" in a sentence
  • "I've been hooked on a gps since the first time I got one, I love knowing where I am and what direction I'm going and what the elevation is and all that stuff."
  • "It's a title elevation for Muglia, whose responsibilities remain the same."
  • "University of Virginia moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt, who coined the term elevation, writes,"