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elevation

noun
 
 
/ˌelɪˈveɪʃən/
HEIGHT [C] the height of a place above the level of the sea: The hotel is situated at an elevation of 1000m.Measurements in generalMaps and map-making
IMPORTANT POSITION [U] formal a situation in which someone or something is given a more important position: his sudden elevation to stardomPromoting, demoting and transferring staff
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