Definition of ground level in English:

ground level

noun

  • 1The level of the ground:

    ‘cut the cane down to ground level’
    [as modifier] ‘ground-level ozone’
    • ‘In respect of the nearest neighbouring dwelling the separation is 19 metres compared with the normal requirement of 15.25 metres, and in view of the difference in ground levels this is considered appropriate.’
    • ‘Yet it will provide the precise condition of the Martian atmosphere from ground level up to an altitude of fifty kilometres.’
    • ‘Air at ground level is at a higher pressure than air higher up.’
    • ‘At ground level, calls transmitted through forest and tall grass fared equally well at three of the four transmission distances.’
    • ‘English Heritage has put more than £12,000 towards restoring the stones as well as repairing ground levels and paths around the circle, which have been worn away over the years.’
    • ‘Despite the low gravity environment on Titan's surface, its atmospheric pressure at ground level could be at several times higher, or denser, than Earth's.’
    • ‘Adding to that is the filling of land to raise the ground levels without proper consultation or advice from city engineers.’
    • ‘The temperature at ground level was about - 180 degrees Celsius, but the probe was generating plenty of heat.’
    • ‘While zooming about at 40,000 feet we're exposed to 200 times more cosmic radiation than at ground level.’
    • ‘These two emissions are responsible for smog formation at ground level, creating breathing problems for people in inner cities.’
    • ‘It is done by placing an omnidirectional placement (such as a slung tree) at ground level, and running the rope through it after the belay, then to the climber.’
    • ‘Ozone occurs very rarely at ground level, and usually it is due to lightning.’
    • ‘It is also found at ground level in lower concentrations where it is a key component of smog over major cities (tropospheric ozone).’
    • ‘Once the digging there has been completed, the land will be levelled and the bypass will be 10 meters below the current ground level.’
    • ‘Varying ground levels have been resolved via stairs, a glass lift, and elevated bridge links, and this has no doubt contributed to its heavy usage by students as well as members of the public.’
    • ‘‘The proposed waste water treatment would be subject to a high risk of failure due to the pumping of effluent that would be required to address the varying ground levels across the site,’ he said.’
    • ‘It was dubbed ‘The Grounds’ because of the different ground levels in the area.’
    • ‘When material is to be used to form an embankment or dam or to raise ground levels it is important to attain a dense condition.’
    • ‘Levels of ground-level ozone rose by 17% in Edinburgh and 3% in Glasgow.’
    • ‘The temperature measured at ground level was about - 180 degrees Celsius.’
    low-lying, ground-level, sea-level, flat
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    1. 1.1 The ground floor of a building.
      • ‘Eight new classrooms will be created, six at ground-level and two on the first-floor.’
      • ‘Two office sites are available on 4 acres on the east side of the lake for two five-story, 50,000-square-foot buildings with ground-level retail.’
      • ‘The stones, the whitewashed walls of the enormous building, the ground level windows looking into the library, the green grass itself: suddenly there was memory in each of them.’
      • ‘The client wanted a building that could accommodate the local bank at ground level, with three upper floors that could be used either as flats or as offices.’
      • ‘Access into a high-rise is almost always at ground level, effectively pushing everyone through an elevator lobby where a security or access point can be maintained.’
      • ‘The plan is elegantly economical, with offices on the upper floor and a laboratory, canteen and meeting room at ground level, with access to the courtyard garden.’
      • ‘At ground level, the accommodation comprises an entrance hall with dado rail and a drawing room with a tiled fireplace, fitted mahogany units, a dado rail, ceiling coving and centre rose.’
      • ‘A new ornamental pond provides a focal point for both the main and ground levels.’
      • ‘As the doors slid open at ground level, a porter escorted him outside the buildings, holding his door out for him when Jeeves pulled up in the limo.’
      • ‘The new construction further repairs the urban fabric by providing ground level public and commercial activity and pedestrian and transportation links.’
      • ‘A fourth gallery, also at ground level, has been created in the existing building by relocating staff offices.’
      • ‘Lead-lined sheetrock and plywood were also installed throughout the basement and ground levels.’
      • ‘The only explicit link between the old and new buildings is a light glass and steel bridge at first floor level, and it is thus possible to circumnavigate both the old and new buildings at ground level.’
      • ‘The ground level contained a large kitchen, a formal and informal dining room, a sunroom, three study-like rooms and two large rooms for entertaining guests.’
      • ‘Both sides of the ground level are linked to galleries on the first floor by stepped ramps that rise gently through the trees.’
      • ‘Alternatively, if you are going to leave it ajar, you provide a security grille over that area, as customarily occurs, so that it is quite easy to protect people who are in ground level apartments or units.’
      • ‘On the main ground level, the building is composed of a series of templates.’
      • ‘The ground level apartments are accessed along the north-south avis and the future upper level apartments along the east-west axis, midway along the side boundary.’
  • 2Physics

    another term for ground state