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elevation in Geography topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishelevationel‧e‧va‧tion /ˌeləˈveɪʃən/ noun  1 [singular]TM a height above the level of the seaelevation of The road climbs steadily to an elevation of 1,400 feet.2 [uncountable] formalUP an act of moving someone to a more important rank or positionelevation to her sudden elevation to international stardom3 [countable, uncountable] formalINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT an increase in the amount or level of something a sudden elevation of blood pressure4 [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 house5 [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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elevationElevation of blood pressure can cause headaches.Its depression immediately under the load is compensated by elevation elsewhere in the chain.Palmerston was clearly satisfied with Scott's plan and layout and regarded the provision of classical elevations as only a minor revision.In 455 the Goths were to be the prime movers in his elevation to imperial office.The artillery began firing beehive rounds, which I had never seen before at minimum elevation.The last hundred feet of elevation form a near-vertical cliff, effectively turning the mesa into an imposing dark fortress.Immediately after Dudley's elevation, Gloucester was appointed to the commission of the peace, where he played an active role.Many tried to block the judge's elevation to the Supreme Court.Arapahoe Basin has five lifts, 61 trails and the steepest elevation at 13,050 feet.Most Quebecers were delighted by the elevation of the extraordinarily popular politician.elevation ofWe camped at an elevation of 10,000 feet.