elevation

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elevation above the Earth's surface altitude
elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface altitude , height
elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) apotheosis , deification , exaltation
degree of elevation ascent
surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point bench mark , benchmark
(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid bleb , blister , bulla
phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries capillarity , capillary action
instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation clinometer , inclinometer
map having contour lines through points of equal elevation contour map , relief map
convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain convolution , gyrus
small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth cusp
scale drawing of a horizontal section through a building at a given level; contrasts with elevation floor plan
natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) foreland , head , headland , promontory
quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct grandeur , magnanimousness , nobility , nobleness
draw parallel line shading to show slope, elevation hachure
bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation heel
small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne hickey , pimple , zit
fire from a cannon fired at an elevation greater than that for the maximum range high-angle fire
cannon that can be fired at a high elevation for relatively short ranges high-angle gun
local and well-defined elevation of the land hill
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