- Used in the context of general equities. Price measure of an indication. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
* * *▪ I. level lev‧el 1 [ˈlevl] noun1. [countable] the measured amount of something that exists at a particular time or in a particular place:
• The longer poor performance continues, the more comfortable employees become with their lower level of productivity.ˈprice ˌlevel [countable]the average price of goods and services in a particular place at a particular time:
• Price levels in rural areas are among the highest in the country.ˈsalary ˌlevel also ˈwage ˌlevel [countable]the average amount of money that a particular group of people receive for their work:
• Average salary levels in the profession have risen significantly in the last ten years.2. [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES all the people or jobs within an organization, industry etc that have similar importance and responsibility:
• Due to the importance of the issue, negotiations will have to be held at a more senior level.
• We need to recruit more employees at the management level.ˈentry ˌlevel [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCESthe level at which someone who has little or no experience of working enters a company or organization at the start of their career:
• He was told that he would be paid $5 to $7 an hour at entry level.[m0] ▪ II. level level 2 verb levelled PTandPPX levelling PRESPARTX leveled PTandPPX leveling PTandPPXlevel off/out phrasal verb [intransitive]to stop increasing or growing and become steady or continue at a fixed level:
• Lower mortgage rates should help the market to level out.
• Short-term interest rates will level off later this year.
* * *Ⅰ.level UK US /ˈlevəl/ noun► [C] the amount of something that exists, especially when it is counted or measured: »
Unions are calling for pay increases above the current level of inflation.»
We must reduce the risks to an acceptable level.a high/low level of sth »
The city has high levels of unemployment.»
The FTSE 100 index rose to its highest level since July 2009.increase/raise/reduce the level of sth »
This policy reduces the level of demand in the economy.»
There are increased levels of consumer debt.»
Staff currently receive the minimum level of pay allowable by law.► [C or U] a degree or standard of something: a high/low level of sth »
We provide a high level of customer support.an advanced/basic/minimum level of sth »
Users expect a basic level of service.achieve/reach a level »
We hope to achieve improved levels of performance.► [C or U] a position or rank within an organization or a system: at a high/low/senior level (within sth) »
Candidates must have significant experience at a senior level.»
Training is available to staff at all levels within the organization.»
Managers at every level are tasked with cutting costs.»
These decisions are made at board level.► [C or U] one of the floors in a building: »
The rest rooms are situated at ground level.→ See also ENTRY-LEVEL(Cf. ↑entry-level), HIGH-LEVEL(Cf. ↑high-level), LOW-LEVEL(Cf. ↑low-level), PRICE LEVEL(Cf. ↑price level), TOP-LEVEL(Cf. ↑top-level), WAGE LEVEL(Cf. ↑wage level)Ⅱ.level UK US /ˈlevəl/ adjective► having the same value, amount, etc. as before, or as something else: »
Interest rates are expected to remain level for the next six months.level with sth »
Overall, sales were level with those for the same period last year.
Financial and business terms. 2012.