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noun elevation pronunciation in British English /ˌeləˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] science the height of an area of land, usually measured from sea level
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  2. 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.
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] formal an increase in the level of something
  4. 4
    [uncountable] formal the belief that something has more importance or higher status than other similar things
    the elevation of feeling over reason
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    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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