elevation

Definitions

General Science

  • noun movement to a higher place or position

Aviation

Construction

  • A vertical distance relative to a reference point.
  • A view or drawing of the interior or exterior of a structure as if projected onto a vertical plane.

Medical

Military

  • noun an act of elevating something
  • noun the angle at which the barrel of an artillery piece or mortar is raised in order to engage a target
  • noun an area of high ground

Real Estate

  • noun the height above a specific reference point, especially sea level
  • noun a scale drawing of any side of a building or other structure
  • noun the angle between a horizontal line and the line from a surveying instrument to a point above the horizontal, e.g. between eye level and a line to a nearby rooftop

Sports

  • noun the act of raising a limb to a higher point
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