leveling

leveling
noun
1. complete destruction of a building
Syn: ↑razing, ↑tearing down, ↑demolishing
Derivationally related forms: ↑demolish (for: ↑demolishing), ↑raze (for: ↑razing)
Hypernyms: ↑destruction, ↑devastation
2. the act of making equal or uniform
Syn: ↑equalization, ↑equalisation
Derivationally related forms: ↑equalise (for: ↑equalisation), ↑equalize (for: ↑equalization)
Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑deed, ↑human action, ↑human activity
Hyponyms: ↑reconciliation, ↑balancing, ↑equation, ↑equating
3. changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
Syn: ↑grading
Derivationally related forms: ↑grade (for: ↑grading)
Hypernyms: ↑construction, ↑building

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noun or levelling (-s)
Etymology: from gerund of level (II)
1. : the action of one that levels
2. : a change in the spelling or pronunciation of a word or word form or element to conform with that of a different although often related one : obliteration of a phonetic or linguistic distinction

Middle English sang (singular) and sungen (plural) have both become sang by leveling in modern English

leveling of riding and writing is frequent in American speech

3. : the finding of a horizontal line, the ascertaining of differences of elevation between points on the earth's surface, or the establishing of grades (as for a railway roadbed) by use of a surveyor's level
4. : the establishment of a standard time for a job or a piecework operation by time-study computations based on the actual performance of workers in order to fix incentive pay rates or appraise workers' efficiency
5. : the formation of a smooth film free of brush marks — used of paints

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leveling UK [ˈlev(ə)lɪŋ] US
an American present participle of level
Thesaurus: present participleshyponym

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