American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or being of low rank or importance: a low-level job.
- adj. Situated in or occurring at a low level: low-level radiation.
- adj. Computer Science Of or relating to a computer language, such as an assembly language, in which each instruction corresponds to an instruction in machine language or allows instructions to address specific memory locations or other architectural elements.
- adj. relatively unimportant
- adj. not intense
- adj. computing of, or relating to a program, or to code in which each statement corresponds to a single machine instruction
- adj. details
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. weak; not intense.
- adj. lower in rank or importance.
- adj. at a low level in rank or importance.
- adj. occurring at a relatively low altitude.
- adj. lower in rank or importance
- adj. occurring at a relatively low altitude
- adj. at a low level in rank or importance
- adj. not intense
- low + level (Wiktionary)
“But what about the constant drip, drip, nag, nag of the so-called 'low-level' harassment that many disabled people face on a daily basis?”
“An Illinois nuclear plant lost electrical power this morning in what federal regulators classified as a low-level "unusual event.”
“You don't want let children see you waging a war, but having them witness what Doherty calls "low-level skirmishes" is healthier for everyone.”
“Often individuals such as low-level drug dealers are detained, sometimes as much as a year before trial.”
“We would ask some low-level agent, Who gave approval for these activities?”
“While Marine aircraft continued flying missions, the Navy's Seventh Fleet was forced to redeploy on March 14 to avoid contamination after detecting low-level contamination in the air about 100 miles, or 160 kilometers, northeast of the Daiichi plant.”
“He worked on traffic court cases, mortgage foreclosures, and some low-level criminal cases.”
“Brown also is seeking to fundamentally restructure state government, shifting a host of responsibilities, from incarcerating low-level offenders to providing foster care, to local governments.”
“But around one in three women with low-level mental health problems have never sought professional help, the report, "Women Like Me: supporting wellbeing in girls and women", found.”
“Counties would also monitor parolees, keep low-level offenders in county facilities rather than state prisons, and take over child welfare services like adoptions and foster care.”
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