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noun elevation pronunciation in British English /ˌeləˈveɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 2
    [countable] a side of a building as you would see it in a drawing by an architect

    The museum's front elevation faces the university.

  2. 4
    [uncountable] formal the belief that something has more importance or higher status than other similar things

    the elevation of feeling over reason

    1. a.
      the act of giving someone higher status or a more important position
      elevation to:

      His elevation to the position of Head of State took place in 1936.

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