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|part of speech:
||the height to which something rises or is raised, or its height above sea level or ground level.
Those houses would be safe during a flood, because they are at a high elevation.
- altitude, height
||the act of raising, or the condition of being raised.
The elevation of the roof for the new house took three days.
- heightening, lift
- similar words:
- advancement, improvement, promotion, rise
||ascent, height, plan
The word elevation
contains the following part:
that means the act, process, or result of
More about this word part:
The suffix -ation
is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration
). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information