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[rel-uh-vey; French ruh luh-vey] /ˌrɛl əˈveɪ; French rələˈveɪ/
noun, Ballet.
a rising up onto full point or half point from the flat of the feet.
Origin of relevé
1925-30; < French: literally, raised, past participle of relever; see relieve Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The releve plot is positioned to be within a homogeneous patch of vegetation.
  • Plot releve code developed as a unique identifier for the center of each releve point.
Word Origin and History for releve

1825 as a dish; 1930 in ballet, from French relevé, 19th century verbal noun from past participle of relever (see relieve), so, literally "raised up."

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