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Definition of Leveling

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total demolish or destruction of a building; changing the ground level to a flat or softly sloping surface; equalization, act of making uniform or equal
straighten, flatten, make even; equalize, adjust two or more things so they are level with each other; destroy, tear down; knock down; direct, aim (weapon, etc.); be open and honest, be frank; use a level
Leveling Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Level
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The act or operation of making level.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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leveling
\lev"el*ing\, n. [written also levelling.]
1. the act or operation of making level.
2. (surveying) 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
instrument. see surveyor's level , under level, n.
leveling
staff, a graduated rod or staff used in connection with a leveling instrument for measuring differences of level between points.
leveling
n
1. changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface [syn: grading]


2. complete destruction of a building [syn: razing, tearing down , demolishing]


3. the act of making equal or uniform [syn: equalization, equalisation]




  similar words(3) 



 leveling instrument 
 leveling staff 
 vane of a leveling staff 
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Noun
1. changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
(synonym) grading
(hypernym) construction, building
2. complete destruction of a building
(synonym) razing, tearing down, demolishing
(hypernym) destruction, devastation
3. the act of making equal or uniform
(synonym) equalization, equalisation
(hypernym) deed, feat, effort, exploit
(hyponym) reconciliation, balancing

Noun
1. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate degree of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
(synonym) degree, grade
(hypernym) magnitude
(hyponym) quality, caliber, calibre
(attribute) high
2. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
(synonym) grade, tier
(hypernym) rank
(hyponym) biosafety level
3. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
(synonym) degree, stage, point
(hypernym) state
(hyponym) ladder
4. height above ground; "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"
(hypernym) altitude, height
5. indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
(synonym) spirit level
(hypernym) indicator
(hyponym) mason's level
(part-holonym) carpenter's level
(derivation) level off
6. a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; "park the car on the level"
(synonym) horizontal surface
(hypernym) surface
(hyponym) floor, flooring
(derivation) raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down
7. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?"
(synonym) floor, storey, story
(hypernym) structure, construction
(hyponym) basement, cellar
(part-holonym) building, edifice
8. an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
(synonym) layer, stratum
(hypernym) place

Verb
1. aim at; "level criticism or charges at somebody"
(hypernym) aim, take, train, take aim, direct
2. tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
(synonym) raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down
(antonym) raise, erect, rear, set up, put up
(hypernym) destroy, destruct
(hyponym) bulldoze
(derivation) horizontal surface
3. make level or straight; "level the ground"
(synonym) flush, even out, even
(hypernym) change surface
(hyponym) grade
(derivation) spirit level
4. direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
(synonym) charge, point
(hypernym) aim, take, train, take aim, direct
(verb-group) point
5. talk frankly with; lay it on the line; "I have to level with you"
(hypernym) talk, speak
6. become level or even; "The ground levelled off"
(synonym) level off
(hypernym) change surface
(derivation) spirit level

Adjective
1. having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"
(synonym) flat, plane
(similar) even
2. not showing abrupt variations; "spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss
(synonym) unwavering
(similar) steady
3. being on a precise horizontal plane; "a billiard table must be level"
(similar) horizontal
4. oriented at right angles to the plumb; "the picture is level"
(similar) even
5. of the score in a contest; "the score is tied"
(synonym) tied(p), even, level(p)
(similar) equal
Leveling Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of elevator industry terms
Leveling - The movement of an elevator toward the landing sill when it is within the leveling zone. When the word leveling is used, the inference is that the process of attaining a level stop or position (the platform level with the landing sill) is performed completely automatically.
Leveling Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
AJA_RF Technical and TestTerminology
The act of maintaining a constant field level within a test enclosure. Both hardware and software leveling techniques are available.
Glossary of Cartographic Terms
Surveying operation in which heights of objects and points are determined relative to a specified datum.
Leveling Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Levelling (or leveling in American spelling) is a branch of surveying, the object of which is to
  1. Find the elevation of a given point with respect to the given or assumed Datum.
  2. Establish a point at a given elevation with respect to the given or assumed Datum.

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Leveling Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
The degree of strength of an audio signal measured as power, voltage, or sound pressure level.
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