What is level?

  • (adj): Being on a precise horizontal plane.
    Example: "A billiard table must be level"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on level:

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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Red Faction - Gameplay
... 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 is required to complete ...
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
... 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 ... "work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence." ...

More definitions of "level":

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

Famous quotes containing the word level:

    Let still the woman take
    An elder than herself. So wears she to him;
    So sways she level in her husband’s heart.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    To Time it never seems that he is brave
    To set himself against the peaks of snow
    To lay them level with the running wave,
    Nor is he overjoyed when they lie low,
    But only grave, contemplative and grave.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Adults understandably assume that the level of verbal proficiency a five-year-old displays represents his level of proficiency in all areas of functioning—if he talks like an adult, he must think and feel like one. However, five-year-olds,... belie the promise of adult-like behavior with their child-like, impulsive actions.
    Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century)