A level of income above which it is possible to achieve an adequate standard of living and below which it is not. It fluctuates with the cost of living.
Note: Because the poverty level is somewhat artificially established by the government, it can be manipulated for political ends. As with hidden unemployment, governments are often accused of establishing a poverty level that underestimates the number of poor people.
[pov-er-tee] /ˈpɒv ər ti/ noun 1. the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor. Synonyms: privation, neediness, destitution, indigence, pauperism, penury. Antonyms: riches, wealth, plenty. 2. deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty of the soil. Synonyms: thinness, poorness, insufficiency. 3. scantiness; […]
Movies. 1. point of view: used especially in describing a method of shooting a scene or film that expresses the attitude of the director or writer toward the material or of a character in a scene. 1. point of view 2. privately owned vehicle
[pou-tee] /ˈpaʊ ti/ adjective, poutier, poutiest. 1. inclined to , or marked by : a sullen, pouty child; a pouty face. adj. 1833, from pout + -y (2). Related: Poutiness.
/puːˈtiːn/ noun 1. (Canadian) a dish of chipped potatoes topped with curd cheese and a tomato-based sauce