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:

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
Red Faction - Gameplay
... through scripted means, or special triggered areas which would add or remove certain predefined level elements ... Red Faction 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 ...
EverQuest - Gameplay - Classes
... 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 ...
Rank
... to the relative position, value, worth, complexity, power, importance, authority, level etc. 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.) ...

More definitions of "level":

  • (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"
  • (adj): Of the score in a contest.
    Synonyms: tied, even
  • (verb): Talk frankly with; lay it on the line.
    Example: "I have to level with you"
  • (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
  • (adj): Being on a precise horizontal plane.
    Example: "A billiard table must be level"
  • (adj): Not showing abrupt variations.
    Example: "Spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss
    Synonyms: unwavering
  • (verb): Become level or even.
    Synonyms: level off
  • (noun): An abstract place usually conceived as having depth.
    Synonyms: layer, stratum
  • (noun): Indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid.
    Synonyms: spirit level
  • (noun): A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
    Synonyms: grade, tier
  • (noun): A flat surface at right angles to a plumb line.
    Example: "Park the car on the level"
    Synonyms: horizontal surface
  • (noun): A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality.
    Example: "A high level of care is required"
    Synonyms: degree, grade
  • (verb): Aim at.
    Example: "Level criticism or charges at somebody"
  • (verb): Make level or straight.
    Example: "Level the ground"
    Synonyms: flush, even out, even
  • (noun): A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    Synonyms: degree, stage, point
  • (verb): Direct into a position for use.
    Synonyms: charge, point

Famous quotes containing the word level:

    We never exchange more than three words with a Friend in our lives on that level to which our thoughts and feelings almost habitually rise.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    All’s oblique;
    There’s nothing level in our cursed natures
    But direct villainy. Therefore be abhorred
    All feasts, societies, and throngs of men!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)