[ US /ˌɛɫəˈveɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ˌɛlɪvˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    at the height of her career
    the peak of perfection
    his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    at the top of his profession
    summer was at its peak
    ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    the summit of his ambition
    the artist's gifts are at their acme
  2. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
    the aggrandizement of the king
    his elevation to cardinal
  3. the event of something being raised upward
    a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
    an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
  4. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
    a dancer of exceptional elevation
  5. drawing of an exterior of a structure
  6. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  7. distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
    there was snow at the higher elevations
  8. a raised or elevated geological formation
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How To Use elevation In A Sentence

  • So far, only a couple of the trees (literally two) have been found to be successful in fending off beetle attacks, using chemical and physical responses similar to those in lower-elevation tree species, such as lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone
  • The mahoe grows from sea level to 500 m elevation. Chapter 5
  • Elevation adjustments are made via a horizontal thumbwheel at the rear of the mount.
  • The city is at an elevation of 2 000 metres.
  • By the time the higher elevations are reached, such strange notions as Einsteinian curved space-time and the quantum uncertainty principle, heavy meals indeed, seem not so difficult to digest.
  • And about 50 meters into the canyon at this narrow section, I encountered a place where I was standing on top of a chalkstone with about a ten-foot elevation drop. CNN Transcript May 8, 2003
  • The natural vegetation on most of it is tall lowland forest, with shorter montane forests at higher elevations.
  • Its average elevation is 13,000 feet, making the air rather thin and cold, and ten peaks top 20,000 feet.
  • Although most skiers traverse the Inside Road from north to south, both directions demand stamina with substantial elevation gains and losses.
  • However, our findings indicate that evenness is relatively uniform for all vegetative layers along the elevation gradient.
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