Leveling instrument
Leveling Lev"el*ing, n. [Written also levelling.] 1. The act or operation of making level. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • leveling instrument — Level Lev el (l[e^]v [e^]l), n. [OE. level, livel, OF. livel, F. niveau, fr. L. libella level, water level, a plumb level, dim. of libra pound, measure for liquids, balance, water poise, level. Cf. {Librate}, {Libella}.] 1. A line or surface to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leveling instrument — nivelyras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Geodezinis įtaisas Žemės paviršiaus taškų aukščių skirtumams nustatyti ir horizontaliems paviršiams žymėti. atitikmenys: angl. level; leveling instrument vok. Fernglaslibelle,… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • leveling instrument — Survey. an instrument used to establish a horizontal line of sight, usually by means of a spirit level. * * * …   Universalium

  • leveling instrument — Survey. an instrument used to establish a horizontal line of sight, usually by means of a spirit level …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leveling — Lev el*ing, n. [Written also levelling.] 1. The act or operation of making level. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surveying) The art or operation of using a leveling instrument for finding a horizontal line, for ascertaining the differences of level between… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leveling staff — Leveling Lev el*ing, n. [Written also levelling.] 1. The act or operation of making level. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surveying) The art or operation of using a leveling instrument for finding a horizontal line, for ascertaining the differences of level… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instrument de nivellement — nivelyras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Geodezinis įtaisas Žemės paviršiaus taškų aukščių skirtumams nustatyti ir horizontaliems paviršiams žymėti. atitikmenys: angl. level; leveling instrument vok. Fernglaslibelle,… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • leveling screw — noun : one of three or more adjusting screws for bringing an instrument or other object into level …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spirit leveling — is a technique for determining differences in height between points on the Earth s surface. It works by using a spirit level, an instrument consisting of a telescope and a tube level like that used by carpenters, rigidly connected. When the… …   Wikipedia

  • Surveying — For other uses, see Survey (disambiguation). US Navy Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument …   Wikipedia

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