- undertaken by or composed of participants having a high status: a high-level meeting; a high-level investigation.
- having senior authority or high status: high-level personnel.
- (of a programming language) based on a vocabulary of Englishlike statements for writing program code rather than the more abstract instructions typical of assembly language or machine language.
- Military. (of aerial warfare) undertaken at or from a high altitude: high-level bombing; a high-level attack.
Origin of high-level
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for high-level
Reached for comment, one high-level industry executive refused to say a word.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack
December 19, 2014
It has been rumored that Ebola is in inventory at high-level labs in many countries, some of which are not our friends.The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola
November 20, 2014
The “Stelae Chamber” boasts two stone markers, thought to be where high-level community leaders performed rituals to the gods.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors
August 14, 2014
Conducting research for an earlier book, I was invited to spend five days at a high-level U.S. government institution.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research
July 16, 2014
Since taking over the helm of the Holy See in March 2013, the pope has had a steady string of high-level Vatican-bound visitors.Obama Goes to Rome Hoping to Tap Some of Pope Francis’ Popularity
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 26, 2014
Some high-level servo mechanisms had not been thoroughly disconnected.The Junkmakers
Albert R. Teichner
Next let us see what are the special difficulties of the high-level project.The Panama Canal and its Makers
Investigation of the City took a particular type of high-level mind, and that kind of mind did not occur in vast numbers.Dead Giveaway
Gordon Randall Garrett
To it is due the need for all the expensive arrangements of docks and gates wherewith to store up the high-level water.Pioneers of Science
The last-named company have built an elegant and convenient ‘high-level’ station, in front of the main centre transept.
- (of conferences, talks, etc) involving very important people
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