from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of inferior grade or quality: low-grade merchandise.
- adj. Reduced in degree or intensity: a low-grade fever.
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- adj. Of inferior quality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. inferior. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of inferior quality
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The cancer, classified as low-grade and being in its early stages, was found in the fall, but doctors said Lavin would suffer no ill effect in postponing medical treatment until after the season.
Instead, intense stomach cramps, chills and a low-grade fever.
Can low-grade terror tactics be justified and should Wang Lequan step down, as so many Han have demanded this past week?
As for work, he occupied a succession of low-grade positions clerk, night watchman, rising to lower managerial roles in a coal-distribution operation and in the Springer publishing house.
Iron-ore exporters have said they have no option but to export low-grade iron-ore since most Indian steel factories don't have the technology to convert it into saleable steel.
According to Scientific American, low-cost, low-grade absinthe, accounted for the majority consumed at the turn of the 19th century.
One of the reasons pertussis is so scary is that during its initial incubation period, its symptoms—low-grade fever, slight aches, mild cough—closely resemble those of other, relatively common illnesses, ranging from the common cold to the flu.
That evening I noticed that I had a low-grade fever.
I had lost all interest in my work, and the doctor I saw in desperation diagnosed my condition as dysthymia, a low-grade depression.
Consider Genentech and Biogen Idec's Rituxan, which the FDA approved in 1997 for relapsed or refractory CD20-positive B-cell low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma NHL.