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elevation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌeləˈvāSHən/,
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elevations, plural;
  1. The action or fact of elevating or being elevated
    • - her sudden elevation to the cabinet
  2. Augmentation of or increase in the amount or level of something

  3. (in a Christian Mass) The raising of the consecrated elements for adoration

  4. Height above a given level, esp. sea level
    • - a network of microclimates created by sharp differences in elevation
    • - a total elevation gain of 3,995 feet
  5. A high place or position
    • - most early plantation development was at the higher elevations
  6. The angle of something with the horizontal, esp. of a gun or of the direction of a celestial object

  7. The ability of a dancer to attain height in jumps

  8. A particular side of a building
    • - a burglar alarm was prominently displayed on the front elevation
  9. A drawing of the front, side, or back of a house or other building
    • - a set of plans and elevations
  10. A drawing or diagram, esp. of a building, made by projection on a vertical plane


  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"
  2. acme: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "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"; "... ...
  3. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  4. natural elevation: a raised or elevated geological formation
  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. The elevation of a geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. ...
  8. Elevation is the fourth international studio album by Anggun. The album was recorded in English and French.
  9. In ballistics, the elevation is the angle between the horizontal plane and the direction of the barrel of a gun, mortar or heavy artillery. ...
  10. Elevation, in kinesiology is the anatomical term of motion for movement in a superior direction.
  11. In Christian liturgy the elevation is a ritual raising of the consecrated elements of bread and wine during the celebration of the Eucharist. ...
  12. Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology whose purpose was summed up in 2000 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: "We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise that achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving ...
  13. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc. ...
  14. (elevated) Above ground level; Of a higher rank or status
  15. (Elevations) The exterior view of a home design that shows the position of the house relative to the grade of the land.
  16. (Elevations) A drawing showing any face of a building in a vertical plane.
  17. (elevations) Two-dimensional views of three-dimensional figures given from the top, front, or sides. Elevations usually include measurements and a scale.
  18. (Elevations) Drawings which reflect each exterior side of the home, ie. Front, Left, Right & Rear Elevations. These are the views that you would see if you were looking at that particular side of the home from a distance, but would reflect no depth perception.
  19. (Elevations) Scaled drawings depicting front and side views of an exhibit.
  20. (Elevations) The different contours, heights and depressions of the earth.
  21. (Elevations) Views of a structure from various directions on a builder’s plans. (A separate definition is height above sea level.)
  22. (Elevations) a geometrical drawing that depicts one vertical plane of an object or structure.
  23. (Elevations) to show the exterior views of the building in two-dimensional form.  Materials to be used, window and door shapes and types, roof type, pitch and covering are all shown.
  24. (elevations) Just as surface rights must be identified, surveyed and described, so must rights to the property above the earth's surface. In the same way land may be measured and divided into parcels, the air itself may be divided. ...
  25. (Elevated) Applied to the wings of a bird when upright and expanded.