vertical distance from a datum plane, usually mean sea level
to a point above the earth. Often used synonymously with altitude
, elevation is the height on the earth's surface and altitude, the height in space above the surface. The elevation of a feature is calculated through such surveying techniques as trigonometric triangulation and aerial photogrammetry. Elevation is represented by using contours
of equal elevation lines, three-dimensional computer graphics representation, or molded three-dimensional plastic models.
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A drawing showing the vertical elements of a building, either interior or exterior, as a direct projection to a vertical plane.
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Elevation (religion, spiritualism, and occult)
Elevation is the angular distance of a celestial body above the horizon. An elevated planet in a natal chart, especially if it is near the midheaven and in the tenth house, is said to exert a particularly strong influence on the entire chart. In traditional astrology, elevated malefic planets, especially when elevated above the Sun and Moon, were said to exert an unfavorable influence over the entire chart. Modern astrologers have largely rejected this interpretation. For instance, a well-aspected Saturn (traditionally considered the Greater Malefic) placed in the tenth house is in the house of its accidental dignity, and although this placement may indicate delay, it also indicates ultimate success (should other factors support this interpretation) in one’s profession.
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a part of the earth’s surface characterized by its elevation in relation to surrounding areas (for example, the Valdai Hills, the Central Russian Uplands). Convention-ally, an elevation is defined as an area with an absolute height of over 200 m and is contrasted to lowlands.
a term used in classical dance. Elevation, as defined by A. Ia. Vaganova, consists of two concepts: elevation proper (the height of a jump) and ballon (the ability to maintain a pose as if suspended in the air).
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Vertical distance to a point or object from sea level or some other datum.
A graphic projection of a machine or structure on a vertical plane without perspective.
In antiaircraft artillery, a term sometimes applied to the angular height.
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1. A drawing showing the vertical elements of a building, either exterior or interior, as a direct projection to a vertical plane.
2. The vertical distance above or below some established reference level.
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. The vertical distance of a point or a level on the surface of the earth, measured from the mean sea level. For airfields, it is above mean sea level (ICAO).ii
. The angle in the vertical plane between an object and the natural horizon. See angle of elevation
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1. a drawing to scale of the external face of a building or structure
2. the external face of a building or structure
3. a ballet dancer's ability to leap high
4. RC Church the lifting up of the Host at Mass for adoration
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