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low-level

[loh-lev-uh l] /ˈloʊˈlɛv əl/
adjective
1.
undertaken by or composed of members having a low status:
a low-level discussion.
2.
having low status:
low-level personnel.
3.
undertaken at or from a low altitude:
low-level bombing.
4.
Linguistics. occurring or operating at the phonetic level of linguistic representation or analysis:
low-level rules governing assimilation.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Gasoline engines can use low-level ethanol blends, and modified engines can use higher-level blends.
  • Despite her sensible shoes, her granite-stern features reveal a constant, low-level strain.
  • With low-level skills, they have had an awful time in the labor market.
  • So the university instead turned to low-level bribery.
  • Instead the state's prisons have been flooded with low-level drug offenders who cannot be paroled.
  • We have way too many low-level drug pushers serving time, at taxpayer expense.
  • It's easy to imagine computers taking over more tasks handled now by low-level office workers or receptionists.
  • And a lot of information is gleaned from encounters with those who commit low-level offenses.
  • Emotions are a necessary low-level prerequisite of consciousness.
  • The aim of those high doses is to smoke out even low-level carcinogens.

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