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[hahy-lev-uh l] /ˈhaɪˈlɛv əl/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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.

  • 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 Oliver Lodge
  • The last-named company have built an elegant and convenient ‘high-level’ station, in front of the main centre transept.

British Dictionary definitions for high-level


(of conferences, talks, etc) involving very important people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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