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low-level

[loh-lev-uh l]
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  1. undertaken by or composed of members having a low status: a low-level discussion.
  2. having low status: low-level personnel.
  3. undertaken at or from a low altitude: low-level bombing.
  4. Linguistics. occurring or operating at the phonetic level of linguistic representation or analysis: low-level rules governing assimilation.

Origin of low-level

First recorded in 1880–85
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  • For men of the type in question can be great, at any rate in low-level society.

    Anthropology

    Robert Marett

  • But if she remained missing, surely someone would risk a low-level flight to find out if she were waiting desperately for rescue.

    Operation Terror

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • Typically, the pair makes short, low-level flights from tree to tree with the female invariably in the lead.

  • Bankers were low-level clerks, who handled a limited repertoire of forms in a prescribed set of ways.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • Even in low-level intakes, as I have said, trouble will sometimes arise from the same cause.

    The Turkish Bath

    Robert Owen Allsop