multilevel

adjective

mul·​ti·​lev·​el ˌməl-tē-ˈle-vəl How to pronounce multilevel (audio)
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variants or multi-level or less commonly multileveled or multi-leveled
: having more than one level: such as
a
: having multiple horizontal lines or surfaces at different heights
a multilevel parking garage
… a pink multi-level shopping mall featuring fountains, statuary, hanging lanterns, columns and arches …L. J. Schneiderman
[Chef Bob] Del Grosso taught in what appeared to be an old-fashioned lecture classroom—with … long curved multileveled rows of permanent seating.Michael Ruhlman
b
: having a scale (as of difficulty or achievement) with multiple positions or ranks
This multilevel action game is easy enough for even small children to master, although older kids may be challenged by the higher levels.Bob Strauss

see also multi-level marketing

Examples of multilevel in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multilevel was in 1905

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“Multilevel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multilevel. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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