[hahy-lev-uh l]


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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Historical Examples of high-level

  • 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.

  • 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
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