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Topic: GEOGRAPHY


elevation

noun
     
el‧e‧va‧tion
1 [singular]TM a height above the level of the sea
elevation of
The road climbs steadily to an elevation of 1400 feet.
2 [uncountable] formal an act of moving someone to a more important rank or position
elevation to
her sudden elevation to international stardom
3 [uncountable and countable] formal an increase in the amount or level of something:
a sudden elevation of blood pressure
4 [countable] technicalAVD an upright side of a building, as shown in a drawing done by an architect (=person who plans buildings):
the front elevation of a house
5 [countable] technicalPMW the angle made with the horizon by pointing a gun:
The cannon was fired at an elevation of 60 degrees.
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