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 Dictionary entry overview: What does low-level mean? 

LOW-LEVEL (adjective)
  The adjective LOW-LEVEL has 4 senses:

1. not intense
2. lower in rank or importance
3. at a low level in rank or importance
4. occurring at a relatively low altitude

  Familiarity information: LOW-LEVEL used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

LOW-LEVEL (adjective)

Sense 1low-level [BACK TO TOP]


Not intense

Context example:

low-level radiation


low (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount)

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Lower in rank or importance


subordinate; low-level


adjunct; assistant (of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another)

associate (having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status)

secondary (belonging to a lower class or rank)

under (lower in rank, power, or authority)


subordinate (subject or submissive to authority or the control of another)

inferior (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)


position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)

Sense 3low-level [BACK TO TOP]


At a low level in rank or importance

Context examples:

a low-level job / low-level discussions


inferior (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)

Sense 4low-level [BACK TO TOP]


Occurring at a relatively low altitude


low-altitude; low-level

Context example:

a low-level strafing run


low (literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension)

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