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"elevation" in British English

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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 ​planshows 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 ​pressurevaries 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 ​flagpolestands on a ​small elevation in ​front of the ​building.
  • elevation noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] formal the ​fact of being given a more ​importantposition: His elevation to the ​presidency of the new ​republic was ​generallypopular.
(Definition of elevation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elevation" in American English

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elevationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌel·əˈveɪ·ʃən/
height above the ​surface of the ​earth, or an ​area that is ​higher than the ​surroundingland: [C] At ​higher elevations, the ​air is ​colder.
(Definition of elevation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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