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elevation is pronounced in four syllables
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An example use of elevation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… in urban digital elevation models so for …”
meanings of elevation
The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line of sight; distinguished from direction.
A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; called by the ancients the orthography.
That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station.
The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude.
The measured vertical distance from the peak of a mountain or hill to its bordering lowlands.
The raising of the host—representing Christ's body—in a mass or Holy Communion service.
The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation.
The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.
The angle which the gnomon makes with the substylar line.
elevation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word elevation occurs in english on average 4.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.