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Definition of "low-level" []

  • Relating to or being of low rank or importance: a low-level job. (adjective)
  • Situated in or occurring at a low level: low-level radiation. (adjective)
  • Computer Science Of or relating to a computer language, such as an assembly language, in which each instruction corresponds to an instruction in machine language or allows instructions to address specific memory locations or other architectural elements. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "low-level" in a sentence
  • "But what about the constant drip, drip, nag, nag of the so-called 'low-level' harassment that many disabled people face on a daily basis?"
  • "An Illinois nuclear plant lost electrical power this morning in what federal regulators classified as a low-level "unusual event.""
  • "You don't want let children see you waging a war, but having them witness what Doherty calls "low-level skirmishes" is healthier for everyone."