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elevation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of elevation

  1. 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 Synonyms of elevation ascent, creation, advancement, preference, preferment, promotion, rise, upgrade, upgradingWords Related to elevation aggrandizement, ennoblement, exaltation, glorification, magnificationNear Antonyms of elevation deposition, dethronement, discharge, dismissal, expulsion, impeachment, ouster, overthrow, removal, suspension, unmaking, unseating; downfall, fallAntonyms of elevation abasement, comedown, degradation, demotion, disrating, downgrade, reduction

  2. 2 an area of high ground Little Round Top is one of the most visited elevations in the entire Gettysburg National Military Park Synonyms of elevation altitude(s), height, eminence, highland, hill, hump, mound, prominence, rise, uplandWords Related to elevation alp, mount, mountain, peak; butte, mesa, plateau, table, tableland; bluff, cliff, crag, precipice, steep, tor; ridge, sierra; dome, sugarloaf; foothill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll; downsNear Antonyms of elevation dale, dell, depression, dingle, glen, hollow, vale, valley; basin, bottom, bottomland, fen, flat, floodplain, plain, tidewaterAntonyms of elevation lowland

  3. 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 Synonyms of elevation altitude, height, inches, statureWords Related to elevation rise; highness, loftiness, tallness

  4. 4 the most extreme or advanced point some people contend that Western civilization reached its elevation in Greece five centuries before Christ Synonyms of elevation depth, extremity, limitWords Related to elevation consummation, epitome, quintessence, ultimate

Synonym Discussion of elevation

height, altitude, elevation mean vertical distance either between the top and bottom of something or between a base and something above it. height refers to something measured vertically whether high or low.
    • a wall two meters in height
altitude and elevation apply to height as measured by angular measurement or atmospheric pressure; altitude is preferable when referring to vertical distance above the surface of the earth or above sea level; elevation is used especially in reference to vertical height on land.
    • fly at an altitude of 10,000 meters
    • Denver is a city with a high elevation


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