sea level


: the level of the surface of the sea especially at its mean position midway between mean high and low water compare ground level sense 1a

Examples of sea level in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea level was in 1806

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“Sea level.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

sea level

: the height of the surface of the sea midway between the average high and low tides

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