elevation


elevation

noun

Definition of ELEVATION

1
a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position <the appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor marked the first elevation of a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court>
2
an area of high ground <Little Round Top is one of the most visited elevations in the entire Gettysburg National Military Park>
Antonyms lowland
3
the distance of something or someone from bottom to top <the elevation of Angel Falls is 979 meters, making it the world's highest waterfall>
Related Words rise; highness, loftiness, tallness
4
the most extreme or advanced point <some people contend that Western civilization reached its elevation in Greece five centuries before Christ>
Synonyms depth, extremity, limit

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