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elevation (ˌɛlɪˈveɪʃən)
1.  the act of elevating or the state of being elevated
2.  the height of something above a given or implied place, esp above sea level
3.  a raised area; height
4.  nobleness or grandeur; loftiness: elevation of thought
5.  plan Compare ground plan a drawing to scale of the external face of a building or structure
6.  the external face of a building or structure
7.  a ballet dancer's ability to leap high
8.  RC Church the lifting up of the Host at Mass for adoration
9.  astronomy another name for altitude
10.  the angle formed between the muzzle of a gun and the horizontal
11.  surveying Compare depression the angular distance between the plane through a point of observation and an object above it
12.  linguistics another term for amelioration

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