Definition of elevation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌelɪˈveɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌelɪˈveɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (formal) the process of somebody getting a higher or more important rank his elevation to the presidency
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] (specialist) the height of a place, especially its height above sea level The city is at an elevation of 2 000 metres.
  3. 3[countable] (formal) a piece of ground that is higher than the area around
  4. 4[countable] (architecture) one side of a building, or a drawing of this by an architect the front/rear/side elevation of a house compare plan See related entries: Construction
  5. 5[uncountable, singular] (specialist) an increase in the level or amount of something elevation of blood sugar levels
  6. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin elevatio(n-), from elevare ‘raise’ from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out, away’ + levare ‘lighten’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elevation