el ‧ e ‧ va ‧ tion /ˌeləˈveɪʃ ə n, ˌelɪˈveɪʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun
1 . [singular] a height above the level of the sea
The road climbs steadily to an elevation of 1,400 feet.
2 . [uncountable] formal an act of moving someone to a more important rank or position
her sudden elevation to international stardom
3 . [uncountable and countable] formal an increase in the amount or level of something:
a sudden elevation of blood pressure
4 . [countable] technical an upright side of a building, as shown in a drawing done by an ↑ architect (=person who plans buildings) :
the front elevation of a house
5 . [countable] technical the angle made with the ↑ horizon by pointing a gun:
The cannon was fired at an elevation of 60 degrees.