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From Middle English elacioun, from Old French elacion, from Latin ēlātiōnem, accusative singular of ēlātiō (“exaltation, elevation; pride, elation”), from ēlātus, perfect passive participle of efferō (“bring forth or out; raise; exalt”), from ē (“out of”), short form of ex, + ferō (“carry, bear”).
elation (countable and uncountable, plural elations)
- An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism.
- A feeling of joy and pride.
- 2022 July 31, Emma Sanders, “England 2-1 Germany”, in BBC Sport:
- She [Chloe Kelly] waited for confirmation of the goal before taking off her shirt and waving it around her head, while being lifted by her team-mates in a moment of pure elation.
- (geometry) A collineation that fixes all points on a line (called its axis) and all lines though a point on the axis (called its center).
An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism
A feeling of joy and pride
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