Definitions

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  • v. to get to a stable level, to cease oscillating

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  • v. become level or even

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Examples

  • Tries to level off at90-degree position on approaches instead of making a continuous turn.

    First Man

  • I'm a nut for lightning and snow-storms, and I stood at the window for what must have been half an hour, watching the big flakes whirl past the glass, watching Central Park turn into an etching as the black branches loaded up with white, watching the humps and depressions that marked paths and streets level off and disappear.

    Time and Again

  • The S-shaped diffusion curve begins to level off after half of the individuals in a social system have adopted, because each new adopter finds it increasingly difficult to tell the new idea to a peer who has not yet adopted, for such nonknowers become increasingly scarce.

    Diffusion of Innovations

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  • For example, when the price of a stock fluctuates a lot, that goes up and down, and at the end it level off (doesn't fluctuate any more)

    August 8, 2010