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O level

[oh lev-uh l]
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noun British.
  1. a public examination for secondary-school students, usually 15 to 16 years old, testing basic knowledge in various subjects, required before advancing to more specialized courses of study.
  2. a pass in this examination.
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Origin of O level

O(rdinary) level
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British Dictionary definitions for o level

O level

noun (formerly, in Britain)
    1. the basic level of the General Certificate of Education, now replaced by GCSE
    2. (as modifier)O level maths
  1. a pass in a particular subject at O levelhe has eight O levels
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Systematic name: Ordinary level
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