leveling leveling  /ˈlɛ və lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
  2. (n) complete destruction of a building
  3. (n) the act of making equal or uniform

Usage(s):

  1. After slashing its AIDS rate from more than 20% in the late '80s to about 6% in 2000, Uganda saw a leveling off of AIDS cases and then a slight rise.
  2. All that slotting has something of a leveling effect.
  3. After years of increases, tuitions are leveling off.

News

  1. LEVELING OFF

    After taking an economic hit in 2009, Troy’s sales tax revenue numbers are now leveling out on in a positive way. Numbers reported in May that reflect April sales show that the city collected about $447,000 this year compared the same amount last year.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Troy Messenger

  2. Handlin bill could ease Sea Bright tax burden

    By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer Leveling the regional school funding formula for towns impacted by natural disasters, such as Sea Bright, may be among the consequences of superstorm Sandy. Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-13) said recently that she expects to have a bill ready for introduction this month that would re-examine the regional school funding formula. read more
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Atlanticville

  3. Hamas urges former ally Hezbollah to leave Syria

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian militant group Hamas on Monday urged Lebanon's Hezbollah militia to withdraw its fighters from Syria and accused it of stoking sectarian tensions, leveling unprecedented public criticism against a former ally.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "Fears of financial collapse have receded substantially," Mr. Bernanke said at the Federal Reserve's annual retreat at Jackson Hole, Wyo. "After contracting sharply over the past year, economic activity appears to be leveling out, both in the...
    on Aug 21, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Wall Street Journal

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