Meaning of low-level in English:


Pronunciation /ˈləʊˌlɛvl/

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  • 1At or of a level below that which is normal or average.

    ‘low-level flying was banned’
    • ‘A temperature inversion had produced a sea of cloud that now covered the valley bottoms below us, a low-level layer of cloud from which the rolling ridges of the Borders rose like islands.’
    • ‘Last year an experienced FA - 18 pilot operated his section in complete violation of established procedures on a low-level route below the route structure.’
    • ‘‘On the old aircraft we could not practise low-level flying in the simulator but with the new J we can do so and so we upset fewer neighbours,’ he said.’
    • ‘Most military low-level flying takes place on weekdays between 8am and 11 pm but on occasions this has been extended to allow for vital training.’
    • ‘The station is somewhat different from reality, and - perversely - passengers leave the low-level station via a downward staircase.’
    • ‘The low-level flying mission required him to climb towards a cloud base at 1,850 ft where he simulated dropping freefall bombs.’
    • ‘Modifications include a smoke generating system, a unique paint scheme for added crowd appeal, and a highly-tuned engine to enhance response in low-level flying.’
    • ‘The following day saw the opportunity for him to get back into the habit of low-level flying.’
    • ‘The outback experience included ‘a lot of low-level flying, lots of cows, and plenty of hot weather’.’
    • ‘In addition to the dangers of flying low-level missions, landing on the airfields was often equally dangerous.’
    • ‘It's hard to fight off the sense of vertigo as the ground drops away on takeoff and mountains rush beneath your feet during low-level flying.’
    • ‘This is a very important factor for aircraft pilots to take into consideration during take-off and landing or when engaged in low-level flying.’
    • ‘Part of the mission profile involved tactical low-level flying approaching and departing Baghdad.’
    • ‘The low-level flying is fun; you can do a lot of spinning and swooping there.’
    • ‘A ban on low-level flights over central London has also been lifted.’
    • ‘He may have sold the hotel and been involved in other business when one day he did a low-level fly-past over a friend's trading station or farmhouse to drop a pack of cigarettes he'd borrowed a few days earlier.’
    • ‘He said before takeoff that they would perform a daring low-level pass 200 meters above ground at a speed of 900 kilometers per hour.’
    • ‘A couple of moorland miles later we reached the relative shelter of the Clay Bank car park, said goodbye to Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monument and shuffled off to our low-level car park, blown away and weak at the knees.’
    • ‘The ticket hall will be modernised, with a low-level counter for wheelchair users, and there will also be environmental improvements, new passenger information systems, and better signs to local facilities.’
    • ‘Walkers with a reasonable level of fitness can join in a guided walk along one of the finest low-level routes in Ireland, the Old Kenmare road, with plenty of stops to enjoy the unparalleled scenery and to be told about the sights.’
    1. 1.1Relating to or involving people of low administrative rank or authority.
      ‘opportunities to progress beyond low-level jobs’
      • ‘Also, road traffic police, low-level administrative servicemen and healthcare staff have been the most frequent targets of bribery.’
      • ‘This degree of wraparound care - simply to get someone into what is often a low-level job - may seem extraordinary to the outsider, but those who have been helped insist it is necessary.’
      • ‘I had just started a low-level job at the Village Voice, imagining it would be, even in this beleaguered climate, a bastion of what was left of the Left.’
      • ‘This stand-alone thriller features Miles Flint, an unambitious low-level spy, whose job is to watch and listen, and report backs to his superiors.’
      • ‘Since many local shopkeepers think they will scare away customers if hired, they are cut off even from low-level jobs.’
      • ‘In effect, though, the argument against keeping some of these jobs here is that they're such low-level jobs.’
      • ‘He worked at this rather low-level job, true, but he was incredibly smart.’
      • ‘We need to concentrate on those kind of jobs instead of trying to save low-level jobs that we have to subsidize to keep.’
      • ‘At current wages for low-level jobs and current levels of welfare, there are indeed many jobs that Americans will not take.’
      • ‘No part of the Silicon Glen across the Central Belt has escaped the recession in the industry, which has hit low-level assembly jobs hardest.’
      • ‘As the 79 million baby boomers move up through - and out of - the workforce, there aren't enough younger workers to replace them in low-level jobs.’
      • ‘The new facility is seen as fitting in with the government's attempts to attract high-value projects, rather than low-level production line jobs.’
      • ‘Even the stores' harshest critics concede that they provide employment, albeit in primarily low-level service jobs.’
      • ‘If they do find work, it tends to be in low-level office jobs.’
      • ‘I recently advertised for a low-level PR job for a client, with a focus on ‘media relations’.’
      • ‘Most people entered the work force through low-level, minimum wage jobs.’
      • ‘The centre is a joint initiative by the Home Office, Crown Prosecution Service and Department for Constitutional Affairs and will dispense justice to anti-social louts and low-level criminals.’
      • ‘He said: ‘If we are talking about low-level production skills, we can no longer compete on a low-cost basis.’’
      • ‘The Greens tool along at the same modest level as before, with eighty-one mostly low-level elected municipal officials thinly scattered around the country.’
      • ‘But when the FDA was confronted in court with evidence of such internal opposition, the agency responded by suggesting that the comments were only from low-level employees.’
    2. 1.2Computing Denoting programming languages or operations which are relatively close to machine code in form.
      ‘Typically, you need to program microcontrollers with a low-level language, such as Assembly.’
      • ‘As I am more into hardcore low-level programming, I sat for a long time using only ugly programmers' graphics and no real mission.’
      • ‘With all that silicon and increasingly-programmable APIs, low-level GPU programming is growing exponentially more intricate.’
      • ‘RTL, the register transfer language, is the low-level representation that GCC uses when generating machine code.’
      • ‘C has many string functions and good text processing capability but is a low-level language; it takes more code to do the same amount of work with this detailoriented language.’
    3. 1.3(of nuclear waste) having a small degree of radioactivity.
      ‘the dumping of low-level waste’
      • ‘Nearly 100,000 barrels of low-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants, hospitals and research institutes are stored on the island.’
      • ‘It follows the South Australian state government losing a court bid to prevent the establishment of the national government's low-level nuclear waste dump near Woomera in the state's north.’
      • ‘After Berkley made that statement, a truck transporting low-level nuclear waste from New York to Nevada was discovered to be carrying a cracked container.’
      • ‘The company resisted pressure to clean up the lagoon until 1997, when the pond was finally dug up and the soils shipped to a low-level nuclear waste dump in Utah.’
      • ‘There it was, clearly printed in the Prime Minister's announcement that the Government was abandoning its plans to build a low-level nuclear waste dump near Woomera in South Australia.’
      • ‘He claims high-level radioactive waste was washed down drains intended for low-level waste.’
      • ‘Well South Australia has legislation ruling out a medium to high-level waste dump, and the likely Labor government says they won't accept a low-level waste dump either.’
      • ‘A plethora of massive pipes keep draining millions of gallons of radioactive water into the sea with high amount of low-level radiation.’
      • ‘If it suggests using deep geological repositories to deal with intermediate and low-level wastes, a new site selection would not begin until 2007 or 2008.’
      • ‘In addition, a UN inquiry in Kosovo had found that eight of eleven areas where the shells had been used were still contaminated with low-level radiation.’
      • ‘Passengers and crew may receive low-level radiation exposure there (approximately equal to one X-ray).’
      • ‘The more insidious threat comes from the long-term, low-level doses of radiation that the crew would take every day for several years.’
      • ‘Among the new weapons under consideration are low-level radiation weapons specifically designed for pre-emptive strikes.’
      • ‘He was also dragged into a public controversy over the carcinogenic effects of low-level radiation.’
      • ‘Others argue the effect of low-level radiation may be amplified by ‘toxins’ emitted from irradiated cells to non-irradiated ‘bystanders’.’
      • ‘A failed high-altitude nuclear launch left a legacy of low-level plutonium contamination, and an old Agent Orange storage site caused some residual contamination as well.’