O level


: 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
: the level of education required to pass an O-level examination
: a course leading to an O-level examination

Examples of O level in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of O level was in 1949

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“O level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/O%20level. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

O level

: the lowest of three levels of British examinations in a secondary school subject
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