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    horizontal measurement?

    I am writing a small manual and need a short phrase which describes a measuring operation to determine if a surface is flat or not by using a level. For example, can we say horizontal measurement?
    Please give me some alternatives.
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    #2

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    If it is horizontal, it is level. I would use something like to check whether it's level. (Not an engineer, carpenter, etc)

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    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Now use a spirit level to check the surface is level.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Dec-2012 at 12:59.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Thanks for your responses.
    I actually need a short one to use as the title of the operation instead of a long sentence.
    How about check the levelness of something?

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    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Check it is level.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: horizontal measurement?

    How about horizontal survey?

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    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Definitely not.

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    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Why is horizontal survey wrong?

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    #9

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectera View Post
    Why is horizontal survey wrong?
    Because it simply does not mean checking that something is level. Checking that something is level is not 'measuring' or 'surveying'. You have to use the word 'level' somehow.

    'Checking that X is level' may not be very literary, but it's what you are trying to do.

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    #10

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    GDT: Parallelism vs. Flatness

    There are measurements and specifications for "flatness."

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