subsistence level

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subsistence level

: a level of income that provides only enough money for basic needs
  • living below (the) subsistence level

Word by Word Definitions

subsistence play
  1. : real being : existence

  2. : the condition of remaining in existence : continuation, persistence

  3. : an essential characteristic quality of something that exists

level play
  1. : a device for establishing a horizontal line or plane by means of a bubble in a liquid that shows adjustment to the horizontal by movement to the center of a slightly bowed glass tube

  2. : a measurement of the difference of altitude of two points by means of a level

  3. : horizontal condition

  1. : to make (a line or surface) horizontal : make flat or level

  2. : to bring to a horizontal aiming position

  3. : aim, direct

  1. : having no part higher than another : conforming to the curvature of the liquid parts of the earth's surface

  2. : parallel with the plane of the horizon : horizontal

  3. : even or unvarying in height


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