- undertaken by or composed of members having a low status: a low-level discussion.
- having low status: low-level personnel.
- undertaken at or from a low altitude: low-level bombing.
- 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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That team fought their way back to the CIA annex with other Americans and sustained a low-level firefight throughout the evening.General: We Didn't Even Try To Save American Lives In Benghazi
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For men of the type in question can be great, at any rate in low-level society.Anthropology
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