from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having several levels: a multilevel parking garage.

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  • adj. Having several levels or floors

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  • adj. of a building having more than one level


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  • The term multilevel selection wasn't coined until later, but the whole point of group selection theory was to solve the problem posed by a conflict between levels of selection.


  • We saw how the dark forces of defection can be defied in spatial games, in games on graphs, games on sets, and also when there is competition not only between individuals but also between groups of individuals so-called multilevel selection.


  • I could not think of a better way to express the idea of multilevel selection and, though I realized the field had a long, troubled, and vexatious history, I began to think about whether it might work in the real world.


  • Meanwhile, own-your-own-business schemes also are spreading, including pyramid schemes disguised as network-marketing (otherwise known as multilevel-marketing) programs.

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  • The device is about 20 percent smaller than the companies 'two-bits-per-cell NAND flash -- also called multilevel cell (MLC) NAND -- made using the 25-nm process, with the same total storage capacity, the companies said.

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  • Speaking at rallies in hotel ballrooms around the country in the fall of 1991, the world-famous televangelist was promoting his latest business idea: a new "multilevel" marketing company that would sell discount-coupon books to Christian families.

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  • Barry Minkow, who criticized its "multilevel" business model in a series of reports.

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  • As people drilled down into the details of the draft, many were concerned that it appeared to require very granular policing of individual traders at banks as part of the stringent, multilevel compliance regime described in the document.

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  • New York City tequila bar Los Feliz (109 Ludlow St.) is an intriguing multilevel Taqueria and Tequileria in Manhattan's Lower East Side, featuring New York City's most impressive tequila list, with more than 150 makes.

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  • Their initial plan to build seven three-story townhouses, including one to live in, was nixed when Mr. Weiss was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, making a multilevel home impractical.

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