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base level

noun, Geology
the lowest level to which running water can erode the land.
Origin of base level
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Each school district receives the same percentage increase to the base level amount.
British Dictionary definitions for base level

base level

the lowest level to which a land surface can be eroded by streams, which is, ultimately, sea level
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