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    the meaning of "the building's odd elevation"

    I can't work out the meaning of "the building's odd elevation".
    I'll be immeasurably grateful for your help!

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    Re: the meaning of "the building's odd elevation"

    Have you got some more context? On its own, it's hard to know why the height of the building is odd.


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    Re: the meaning of "the building's odd elevation"

    Thank you for your reply!
    The entire sentence is ->"From the building’s odd elevation, one could observe the weather at its proper scale, see an anvil cloud converge and hang vengefully above the town."

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    Re: the meaning of "the building's odd elevation"

    The building was high up above the town; it wasn't necessarily a high building.

    For your information - not relevant here - the term 'elevation' also has a technical sense that refers to a view of the building from a certain angle - so you may sometimes see expressions such as 'the building's south elevation'.

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