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ground level

noun, Physics.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples for ground level
  • To record-breaking engineers could count floor and measure from bottom to top not from ground level.
  • Put the bucket into the hole with its rim at ground level.
  • Around the first of the year, many gardeners cut the leaves off at ground level so that the flowers will be easier to see.
  • Once you've done that, you can usually untangle the stems and make thinning cuts to remove unwanted growth at ground level.
  • To keep predators out, the wire sides extend two feet below ground level, then out another two feet.
  • The attendant, who retrieves the car by operating the elevator from ground level, never steps inside the vehicle.
  • The remaining teeth allow the arm to be rotated to the ground level, stretching the latex tubing.
  • The scheme leaves the ground level virtually unobstructed.
  • She lives below ground level, and it took me a frightful lot of effort to climb one flight of stairs and leave the building.
  • For one thing, status and stigma continue to influence organ transplantation at the ground level.
British Dictionary definitions for ground level

ground state

noun
1.
the lowest energy state of an atom, molecule, particle, etc Compare excited (sense 4)
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