a level

A lev·el
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lev-uh l]
    • /eɪ ˈlɛv əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lev-uh l]
    • /eɪ ˈlɛv əl/

Definitions of a level words

  • variable noun a level A levels are British educational qualifications which school children take when they are seventeen or eighteen years old. People usually need A levels if they want to go to university in Britain. 3
  • noun a level a public examination in a subject taken for the General Certificate of Education (GCE), usually at the age of 17–18 3
  • noun a level the course leading to this examination 3
  • noun a level (as modifier) 3
  • noun a level a pass in a particular subject at A level 3
  • adjective a level of or relating to A levels 3

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Origin of a level

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
1950-55; A(dvanced) level

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Parts of speech for A level


a level popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

a level usage trend in Literature

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