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  • late 14c., "a rising, height of something, height to which something is elevated," from Old French elevation and directly from Latin elevationem (nominative elevatio) "a lifting up," noun of action from past participle stem of elevare "lift up, raise" (see elevate). Meaning "act of elevating" is from 1520s.1520

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  • Elevation (liturgy) In Eastern and Western Christian liturgical practice, the elevation is a ritual raising of the consecrated elements of bread and wine during the celebration of the Eucharist. The term is applied especially to that by which, in the Roman Rite of Mass, the Host and the Chalice are each shown to the people immediately after each is consecrated. The term may also refer to a piece of music played on the organ or sung at that point in the liturgy.
  • Elevation (song) "Elevation" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track on their tenth studio album, All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000), and was released as the album's third single on 25 June 2001. The song became the band's 16th number-one single in their native Ireland and their second number-one in the Netherlands. It also topped the charts in Canada, and reached the top 10 in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Spain and the United Kingdom. In 2002, "Elevation" won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. The song lent its namesake to the band's Elevation Tour.
  • Elevation (disambiguation) Elevation is the height of a geographic location above a fixed reference point.
  • List of U.S. National Parks by elevation This is a list of United States National Parks by elevation. Most of America's national parks are located in mountainous areas. Even among those located close to the ocean, not all are flat. Those few that are low-lying preserve important natural habitats that could never exist at high altitude. Several national parks protect deep canyons with great vertical relief. There are also three national parks whose primary features are caves, the depths of which are still being explored.
  • List of U.S. states and territories by elevation The elevation of the U.S. states, the federal district, and the territories may be described in several ways. These include:the elevation of their highest point; the elevation of their lowest point; and the difference between their highest points and lowest points.
  • List of cities in the United States by elevation This is a list of cities in the United States by elevation. To be included on the list, the city needs an elevation of 3,000 feet (914 m) or higher. In the United States, settlements above 3,000 feet are found primarily on the High Plains, in the Rocky Mountains, and in Western North Carolina, however, many from the aforementioned locations are not presently listed; this list should not be seen as exhaustive.
  • Elevation The elevation of a geographic location is its height above or below a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface . The term elevation is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth's surface, while altitude or geopotential height is used for points above the surface, such as an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is used for points below the surface.
  • List of cities by elevation The following is a list of the world's major cities by elevation. In addition, the country, continental region, latitude and longitude are shown for all cities listed.
  • List of elevation extremes by country The following sortable table lists land surface elevation extremes by country or dependent territory.
  • List of elevation extremes by region The following three sortable tables list land surface elevation extremes by region.
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