O level

noun

Definition of O level

1 : the lowest of three levels of standardized British examinations in a secondary school subject also : successful completion of an O-level examination in a particular subject

called also Ordinary level

— compare a level, s level
2a : the level of education required to pass an O-level examination
b : a course leading to an O-level examination

First Known Use of O level

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“O level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/O%20level. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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O level

noun

English Language Learners Definition of O level

British : a basic test in a particular subject taken by students in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland usually at the age of 18

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