noun condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.
2. elevation ·noun the angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
3. elevation ·noun that which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
4. elevation ·noun 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. elevation ·noun 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.
6. elevation ·noun 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. elevation ·noun 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.