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
high level of investment
large amounts of money invested
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]

Use level in a sentence

We were on the same level, so we understood each other very well and how we were feeling throughout the day.

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You should try to make sure that everyone on your team is on a level playing field so that they are treated fair.

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The level of competency demonstrated by the software engineer during the interview process was suffice to ensure they helpfulness with the project.

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