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Levelling and Leveling Definitions

Levelling

An instrument for ascertaining whether a surface is horizontal, vertical, or at a 45° angle, consisting essentially of an encased, liquid-filled tube containing an air bubble that moves to a center window when the instrument is set on an even plane. Also called spirit level.

Leveling

Relative position or rank on a scale
The local level of government.
Studying at the graduate level.

Levelling

Relative position or rank on a scale
The local level of government.
Studying at the graduate level.

Leveling

A relative degree, as of achievement, intensity, or concentration
An unsafe level of toxicity.
A high level of frustration.

Levelling

A relative degree, as of achievement, intensity, or concentration
An unsafe level of toxicity.
A high level of frustration.
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Leveling

A natural or proper position, place, or stage
I finally found my own level in the business world.

Levelling

A natural or proper position, place, or stage
I finally found my own level in the business world.

Leveling

Position along a vertical axis; height or depth
A platform at knee level.

Levelling

Position along a vertical axis; height or depth
A platform at knee level.

Leveling

A horizontal line or plane at right angles to the plumb.
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Levelling

A horizontal line or plane at right angles to the plumb.

Leveling

The position or height of such a line or plane.

Levelling

The position or height of such a line or plane.

Leveling

A flat, horizontal surface.

Levelling

A flat, horizontal surface.

Leveling

A land area of uniform elevation.

Levelling

A land area of uniform elevation.

Leveling

An instrument for ascertaining whether a surface is horizontal, vertical, or at a 45° angle, consisting essentially of an encased, liquid-filled tube containing an air bubble that moves to a center window when the instrument is set on an even plane. Also called spirit level.

Levelling

Such a device combined with a telescope and used in surveying.

Leveling

Such a device combined with a telescope and used in surveying.

Levelling

A computation of the difference in elevation between two points by using such a device.

Leveling

A computation of the difference in elevation between two points by using such a device.

Levelling

Having a flat, smooth surface
A level countertop.

Leveling

Having a flat, smooth surface
A level countertop.

Levelling

Being on a horizontal plane
A level field.

Leveling

Being on a horizontal plane
A level field.

Levelling

Being at the same height or position as another; even.

Leveling

Being at the same height or position as another; even.

Levelling

Being at the same degree of rank, standing, or advantage as another; equal.

Leveling

Being at the same degree of rank, standing, or advantage as another; equal.

Levelling

Being or relating to a specified rank or standing. Often used in combination
A lower-level administrator.

Leveling

Being or relating to a specified rank or standing. Often used in combination
A lower-level administrator.

Levelling

Exhibiting no abrupt variations; steady
Spoke in a level tone.

Leveling

Exhibiting no abrupt variations; steady
Spoke in a level tone.

Levelling

Rational and balanced; sensible
Came to a level appraisal of the situation.
Keeps a level head in an emergency.

Leveling

Rational and balanced; sensible
Came to a level appraisal of the situation.
Keeps a level head in an emergency.

Levelling

Filled evenly to the top
A level tablespoon of the medicine.

Leveling

Filled evenly to the top
A level tablespoon of the medicine.

Levelling

To make horizontal, flat, or even
Leveled the driveway with a roller.
Leveled off the hedges with the clippers.

Leveling

To make horizontal, flat, or even
Leveled the driveway with a roller.
Leveled off the hedges with the clippers.

Levelling

To place on the same rank; equalize.

Leveling

To place on the same rank; equalize.

Levelling

To tear down (a building, for example); raze.

Leveling

To tear down (a building, for example); raze.

Levelling

To knock down, as with a blow; lay low
Leveled the opponent with an uppercut.

Leveling

To knock down, as with a blow; lay low
Leveled the opponent with an uppercut.

Levelling

To aim along a horizontal plane
Leveled the gun at the target.

Leveling

To aim along a horizontal plane
Leveled the gun at the target.

Levelling

To direct emphatically or forcefully toward someone
Leveled charges of dishonesty.

Leveling

To direct emphatically or forcefully toward someone
Leveled charges of dishonesty.

Levelling

To measure the different elevations of (a tract of land) with a level.

Leveling

To measure the different elevations of (a tract of land) with a level.

Levelling

To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.

Leveling

To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.

Levelling

To aim a weapon horizontally.

Leveling

To aim a weapon horizontally.

Levelling

(Informal) To be frank and open
Advised the suspect to level with the authorities.

Leveling

(Informal) To be frank and open
Advised the suspect to level with the authorities.

Levelling

Along a flat or even line or plane.

Leveling

Along a flat or even line or plane.

Levelling

Present participle of level

Leveling

(US) level

Leveling

The process of making something level.

Leveling

The process of measuring levels to establish heights and altitudes.

Leveling

The act or operation of making level.

Leveling

The art or operation of using a leveling instrument for finding a horizontal line, for ascertaining the differences of level between different points of the earth's surface included in a survey, for establishing grades, etc., as in finding the descent of a river, or locating a line of railroad.

Leveling

Changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface

Leveling

Complete destruction of a building

Leveling

The act of making equal or uniform

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