base level

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noun Geology.

the lowest level to which running water can erode the land.

Origin of base level

First recorded in 1870–75
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  • And, where those cannot be achieved, at least a base-level opposition to tyranny, reaction, religious fundamentalism, and so on.

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    When Liberals Enable Tyrants

    Michael Tomasky

    September 6, 2013

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British Dictionary definitions for base level

base level

noun

the lowest level to which a land surface can be eroded by streams, which is, ultimately, sea level
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