Definition of ground level in US English:

ground level

noun

  • 1The level of the ground.

    as modifier ‘ground-level ozone pollution’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet it will provide the precise condition of the Martian atmosphere from ground level up to an altitude of fifty kilometres.’
    • ‘It was dubbed ‘The Grounds’ because of the different ground levels in the area.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘Ozone occurs very rarely at ground level, and usually it is due to lightning.’
    • ‘The temperature measured at ground level was about - 180 degrees Celsius.’
    • ‘The temperature at ground level was about - 180 degrees Celsius, but the probe was generating plenty of heat.’
    • ‘At ground level, calls transmitted through forest and tall grass fared equally well at three of the four transmission distances.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While zooming about at 40,000 feet we're exposed to 200 times more cosmic radiation than at ground level.’
    • ‘Air at ground level is at a higher pressure than air higher up.’
    • ‘Adding to that is the filling of land to raise the ground levels without proper consultation or advice from city engineers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These two emissions are responsible for smog formation at ground level, creating breathing problems for people in inner cities.’
    low-lying, ground-level, sea-level, flat
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    1. 1.1 The ground floor of a building.
      • ‘On the main ground level, the building is composed of a series of templates.’
      • ‘Eight new classrooms will be created, six at ground-level and two on the first-floor.’
      • ‘Both sides of the ground level are linked to galleries on the first floor by stepped ramps that rise gently through the trees.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The new construction further repairs the urban fabric by providing ground level public and commercial activity and pedestrian and transportation links.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Lead-lined sheetrock and plywood were also installed throughout the basement 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 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 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.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘A fourth gallery, also at ground level, has been created in the existing building by relocating staff offices.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A new ornamental pond provides a focal point for both the main and ground levels.’
  • 2Physics

    another term for ground state

Pronunciation

ground level

/ɡround ˈlevəl/