level

Definition

noun
the position of something compared to others
Exampleslow levels of productivity or low productivity levels • to raise the level of employee benefits • to lower the level of borrowings
Usage
high level of investment
large amounts of money invested
verb
Usage
to level off or to level out
to stop rising or falling
ExamplesProfits have levelled off over the last few years. • Prices are levelling out.

"...figures from the Fed on industrial production for April show a decline to levels last seen in June 1984" [Sunday Times]

"...applications for mortgages are running at a high level" [Times]

"...employers having got their staff back up to a reasonable level are waiting until the scope for overtime working is exhausted before hiring" [Sydney Morning Herald]

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