Leveling

Definition of Leveling

Lev´el`ing
n.1.The act or operation of making level.
2.(Surveying) The art or operation of using a leveling instrument for finding a horizontal line, for ascertaining the differences of level between different points of the earth's surface included in a survey, for establishing grades, etc., as in finding the descent of a river, or locating a line of railroad.
Leveling instrument
See Surveyor's level, under Level, n.
Leveling staff
a graduated rod or staff used in connection with a leveling instrument for measuring differences of level between points.

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