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superelevation

[soo-per-el-uh-vey-shuh n] /ˌsu pərˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
bank1 (def 6).
Origin of superelevation
1645-1655
1645-55, in sense “elevation to a higher rank”; 1885-90 for current sense; super- + elevation
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  • This tendency is counteracted by designing the cross section with superelevation.

  • The amount of superelevation required, therefore, varies as the square of the velocity and inversely as the radius of the curve.

British Dictionary definitions for superelevation

superelevation

/ˌsuːpərˌɛlɪˈveɪʃən/
noun
1.
another name for bank2 (sense 7)
2.
the difference between the heights of the sides of a road or railway track on a bend
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