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1 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position
  • the appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor marked the first elevation of a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court

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2 an area of high ground
  • Little Round Top is one of the most visited elevations in the entire Gettysburg National Military Park

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3 the distance of something or someone from bottom to top
  • the elevation of Angel Falls is 979 meters, making it the world's highest waterfall

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height, altitude, elevation mean vertical distance either between the top and bottom of something or between a base and something above it. height refers to something measured vertically whether high or low. a wall two meters in height altitude and elevation apply to height as measured by angular measurement or atmospheric pressure; altitude is preferable when referring to vertical distance above the surface of the earth or above sea level; elevation is used especially in reference to vertical height on land. fly at an altitude of 10,000 meters Denver is a city with a high elevation

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The first known use of elevation was in the 14th century

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“Elevation.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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