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elevationnoun

uk   us   /ˌel.ɪˈveɪ.ʃən/

elevation noun (OF A BUILDING)

[C] specialized architecture the front or side of a building as shown on a drawing: This plan shows the front, side, and back elevations of the new supermarket.

elevation noun (OF A PLACE)

[C or U] formal the height of a place above the level of the sea: Atmospheric pressure varies with elevation and temperature. The crop is not grown at high elevations/above an elevation of 1,000 metres.

elevation noun (HILL)

[C] formal a hill: The flagpole stands on a small elevation in front of the building.

elevation noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] formal the fact of being given a more important position: His elevation to the presidency of the new republic was generally popular.
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