low-level

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low +‎ level

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low-level (not comparable)

  1. relatively unimportant
    The low-level bureaucrat couldn't help us and his boss could have but wouldn't.
  2. not intense
    The low-level radiation released won't kill you immediately, but avoid long term exposure.
  3. (computing) of, or relating to a program, or to code in which each statement corresponds to a single machine instruction
    The assembler generates low-level code.
  4. detailed
  5. Situated or occurring at a lower level.
    • 2021 September 22, “National Rail Awards 2021: Glasgow Central - Network Rail”, in RAIL, number 940, page 47:
      It remains a key part of the busy Strathclyde railway system, with its high-level platforms served by trains to Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and England, and its low-level platforms a key artery at the heart of the busiest commuter network outside London.

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