What is level?

  • (adj): Oriented at right angles to the plumb.
    Example: "The picture is level"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on level:

Rank
... value, worth, complexity, power, importance, authority, level etc ... one of { ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, jack, queen, king } A level within a ranking A level within a taxonomic hierarchy Taxonomic rank in biology (species, genus, family, etc.) ...
Peter Principle - Overview
... members of an hierarchical organization eventually are promoted to their highest level of competence, after which further promotion raises them to incompetence ... That level is the employee's "level of incompetence" where the employee has no chance of further promotion, thus reaching their career's ceiling in an organization ... Thus, "work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence." ...
Spaghetti Code - Assembly and Script Languages
... This is because they are low-level programming languages where equivalents for structured control flow statements such as for loops and while loops exist, but are often poorly understood by ... Programs written in higher-level languages with high-level constructs such as for loops (as in the second example above) are often compiled into assembly or machine code ... When this process occurs, the high-level constructs are translated into low-level "spaghetti code" which may resemble the first example above in terms of control flow ...
EverQuest - Gameplay - Classes
... Members of this group have a high number of hitpoints for their level, and may wear heavy armor ... Caster classes have the lowest hit points per level and can only wear the lightest of armors ... Priest, or healer, classes have medium level of hit points per level and have access to healing and "buff" spells ...
Red Faction - Gameplay
... scripted means, or special triggered areas which would add or remove certain predefined level elements ... was one of the first games to allow players unscripted level-altering possibilities ... The training level uses a much larger "empty space" object than the rocket launcher is able to produce in other circumstances, simply because tunnelling is required to complete part of the level ...

More definitions of "level":

  • (adj): Being on a precise horizontal plane.
    Example: "A billiard table must be level"
  • (verb): Make level or straight.
    Example: "Level the ground"
    Synonyms: flush, even out, even
  • (adj): Not showing abrupt variations.
    Example: "Spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss
    Synonyms: unwavering
  • (noun): A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
    Synonyms: grade, tier
  • (noun): A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    Synonyms: degree, stage, point
  • (noun): An abstract place usually conceived as having depth.
    Synonyms: layer, stratum
  • (noun): A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality.
    Example: "A high level of care is required"
    Synonyms: degree, grade
  • (adj): Having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another.
    Example: "Acres of level farmland"
    Synonyms: flat, plane
  • (noun): Height above ground.
    Example: "The water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"
  • (verb): Become level or even.
    Synonyms: level off
  • (verb): Aim at.
    Example: "Level criticism or charges at somebody"
  • (verb): Talk frankly with; lay it on the line.
    Example: "I have to level with you"
  • (verb): Direct into a position for use.
    Synonyms: charge, point
  • (noun): Indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid.
    Synonyms: spirit level
  • (noun): Structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building.
    Example: "What level is the office on?"
    Synonyms: floor, storey, story
  • (noun): A flat surface at right angles to a plumb line.
    Example: "Park the car on the level"
    Synonyms: horizontal surface
  • (adj): Of the score in a contest.
    Synonyms: tied, even

Famous quotes containing the word level:

    One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we’ve developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903–1990)

    For him nor deep nor hill there is,
    But all’s one level plain he hunts for flowers.
    —Unknown. The Thousand and One Nights.

    AWP. Anthology of World Poetry, An. Mark Van Doren, ed. (Rev. and enl. Ed., 1936)

    There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself; but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)