levelling levelling

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
  2. (n) a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
  3. (n) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  4. (n) height above ground
  5. (n) indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
  6. (n) a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
  7. (n) an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
  8. (n) a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
  9. (v) aim at
  10. (v) tear down so as to make flat with the ground
  11. (v) make level or straight
  12. (v) direct into a position for use
  13. (v) talk frankly with; lay it on the line
  14. (v) become level or even
  15. (adj) having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
  16. (adj) not showing abrupt variations
  17. (adj) being on a precise horizontal plane
  18. (adj) oriented at right angles to the plumb
  19. (adj) of the score in a contest

Usage(s):

  1. And the levelling wages of a single industrial country - even a worldwide economic collapse - hasn't changed that.
  2. When the 1992 Earth Summit convened in Rio de Janeiro, the single most uplifting bit of news shared by the 12,000 participants was that the levelling of the Amazon had slowed.
  3. In the rainy season natives were kept busy levelling off elephant tracks deep enough to upset a plane.

News

  • Wallaby coach lauds match-winner Lealiifano

    Coach Robbie Deans has predicted a big future for Christian Lealiifano after he climbed off the canvas to kick the Wallabies to a series-levelling 16-15 win over the British and Irish Lions in a gripping second Test in Melbourne.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. Mr Bernanke, speaking at Morehouse College in Atlanta, said: "Recently we have seen tentative signs that the sharp decline in economic activity may be slowing. A levelling out of economic activity is the first step toward recovery."
    on Apr 14, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Independent

  2. "Obviously, credit costs remain high, and that is our major financial challenge," said Lewis. "However, we are heartened by early positive signs, such as the levelling of delinquencies among our credit card customers."
    on Oct 16, 2009 By: Ken Lewis Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. ddressing a press conference here, Dr. Singh said: "What was said about the Indian role in Balochistan has no basis. Those who are levelling these false charges know it jolly well."
    on Oct 29, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Sify

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