[ hahy-lev-uhl ]
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  1. undertaken by or composed of participants having a high status: a high-level meeting; a high-level investigation.

  2. having senior authority or high status: high-level personnel.

  1. (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.

  2. 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

Words Nearby high-level

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How to use high-level in a sentence

  • Man entered the contest at a low level of mental development; he emerged from it at a comparatively high level.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • Its expansion continues until it reaches the high level of human love and social sympathy.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • As though, supposing I attain my mark, it would not be greater of me than if I had started on her high level!

    Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
  • But how to let one's self down from the high level of such a character to one's own poor standard?

    A Mortal Antipathy | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • And they know that life will not be held up to its high level if they cannot command buoyancy of spirit.

    The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow

British Dictionary definitions for high-level


  1. (of conferences, talks, etc) involving very important people

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