angle of elevation

angle of elevation
Date: circa 1737 the angle formed by the line of sight and the horizontal plane for an object above the horizontal

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  • Angle of elevation — Elevation El e*va tion, n. [L. elevatio: cf. F. [ e]l[ e]vation.] 1. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angle of elevation — n the angle formed by the line of sight and the horizontal plane for an object above the horizontal …   Medical dictionary

  • angle of elevation — The angle in a vertical plane between the local horizontal and an ascending line, as from an observer to an object. A negative angle of elevation is usually called an angle of depression …   Aviation dictionary

  • angle of elevation — 1. : the angle that an ascending line makes with a horizontal plane 2. : the vertical angle between the line of elevation and the line of site of a gun * * * Survey. elevation (def. 8a). [1780 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle of elevation — Survey. elevation (def. 8a). [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • angle d’élévation — kilimo kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. angle of ascent vok. Aufsteigswinkel, m; Steigungswinkel, m; Steigwinkel, m rus. угол подъёма, m pranc. angle d’élévation, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • angle of altitude — angle of elevation 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle of depression — 1. : the angle that a descending line makes with a horizontal plane 2. : the angle of elevation when the line of elevation of a gun falls below the horizontal * * * Survey. depression (def. 11). [1780 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle of ascent — kilimo kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. angle of ascent vok. Aufsteigswinkel, m; Steigungswinkel, m; Steigwinkel, m rus. угол подъёма, m pranc. angle d’élévation, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Vue panoramique à angle d'élévation constant — Plan Position Indicator Pour les articles homonymes, voir PPI. Image commentée du premier PPI Échos de sol de la région autour de Pem …   Wikipédia en Français

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