true level

true level

n
(Physical Geography) a hypothetical surface that is perpendicular at every point to the plumb line, such as the mean sea level or geoid: a still liquid surface is at true level.
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How they'll squint and glane, and say, 'This is yer mighty match is it; this is yer getting back to the true level of yer forefathers in King Norman's time
The revamped test should be available in more native languages to allow students to demonstrate their true level of mastery, and test items should more closely align with classroom instruction, the state stipulated.
Therefore, PTA has engaged the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to carry out a national survey for measuring the true level of ICT development in Pakistan.
According to a report in Saudi Gazette, Shura councillors have asked the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture to carry out a field study to assess the true level of water consumption by citizens and the costs involved.
The company is decreasing spending on factories, equipment and models to curb multi-billion-euro costs from a scandal concentrating on up to 11 million diesel vehicles that contain software capable of deceiving regulators about the true level of their toxic emissions.
REVELATIONS of the extent of Volkswagen's efforts to hide the true level of its automobile emissions just keep piling up, yet the company appears incapable of coming clean, responding to each new revelation with denial, feigned ignorance and weak apologies.
US authorities are planning criminal investigations after discovering that Volkswagen programmed computers in its cars to detect when they were being tested and alter the running of their diesel engines to conceal the true level of emissions.
Those who know say our toes would curl if we knew the true level of danger that Islamist fanatics pose to Britain.
This income figure, however, does not reveal the true level of poverty in the US The National Center for Children in Poverty, located at Mailman, states that it would take twice that amount, or about $48,000 to cover just the "basic expenses" of a family of four.
CRICKET gets a lot more publicity than it really merits, certainly if it is judged by its true level of popularity as measured, for example, by attendances at county cricket matches.
Dafydd Ap Owain Hughes There was a fly on his head and he was just trying to pat it Richard Pimbley Who cares anyway - no one will be bothered next season when Cardiff find their true level in division one - there is only one team in wales - up the jacks
Not as currently the case, used to massage and hide the true level of unemployment with the disgraceful way in which claimants are treated and sanctioned.