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superelevation

[ soo-per-el-uh-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsu pərˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of superelevation

1645–55, in sense “elevation to a higher rank”; 1885–90 for current sense; super- + elevation
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Example sentences from the Web for superelevation

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

  • This tendency is counteracted by designing the cross section with superelevation.

British Dictionary definitions for superelevation

superelevation
/ (ˌsuːpərˌɛlɪˈveɪʃən) /

noun

another name for bank 2 (def. 7)
the difference between the heights of the sides of a road or railway track on a bend
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