Meaning of “elevation” in the English Dictionary

"elevation" in English

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uk /ˌel.ɪˈveɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌel.əˈveɪ.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.

(Definition of “elevation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 surrounding land:

[ C ] At higher elevations, the air is colder.

(Definition of “elevation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)