elevation in rank
index promotion (advancement)

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  • elevation in rank — change the standing of a name in nomenclature; the change in position of a name in a taxonomic hierarchy, e.g. from subspecies to species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Elevation (disambiguation) — Elevation, literally (up)lifting something or someone higher (also figuratively), can refer to:*Elevation (liturgy) of consecrated bread and wine in Mass. *Elevation, the height of a geographic location above mean sea level *Elevation, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rank — Rank, v. i. 1. To be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division. [1913 Webster] Let that one article rank with the rest. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elevation — el|e|va|tion [ˌelıˈveıʃən] n 1.) [singular] a height above the level of the sea elevation of ▪ The road climbs steadily to an elevation of 1400 feet. 2.) [U] formal an act of moving someone to a more important rank or position elevation to ▪ her… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elevation — noun 1 (singular) a height above the level of the sea (+ of): The observatory is located on Mt Hopkins at an elevation of 2600m. 2 (U) formal a situation in which someone is given a more important rank or position: His sudden elevation to the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • elevation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of raising Nouns 1. elevation; raising, lifting, erection; upheaval, uplift; exaltation, apotheosis, deification (see deity). Informal, heave, hike, boost. See angularity, vertical. 2. (elevated… …   English dictionary for students

  • elevate — elevation in rank or taxonomic status, e.g. from subspecies to species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Mountain States — Regional definitions vary from source to source. The states shown in dark red are always included, while the striped states are usually considered part of the same region called the Mountain States …   Wikipedia

  • level — [lev′əl] n. [OFr livel < VL * libellus < L libella, dim. of libra, a balance, level, weight] 1. an instrument for determining, or adjusting a surface to, an even horizontal plane: it has a glass tube partly filled with liquid so as to leave …   English World dictionary

  • eminence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. height, altitude, elevation; distinction, rank, repute, importance; hill, height. See clergy. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Importance] Syn. standing, prominence, distinction; see fame 1 . 2. [An elevation]… …   English dictionary for students

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