high-level

adjective

high-lev·​el ˈhī-ˈle-vəl How to pronounce high-level (audio)
1
: occurring, done, or placed at a high level
2
: being of high importance or rank
high-level diplomats
3
: of, relating to, or being a computer programming language (such as BASIC or Pascal) which is similar to a natural language (such as English) and in which each statement is translated by a compiler usually into several machine language instructions
4
: relating to or being nuclear waste that contains highly concentrated radioactive components which are environmentally hazardous

Examples of high-level in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His lateral quickness, honed by years of playing high-level basketball, is exceptional, draft reports say. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 29 Feb. 2024 Stars don’t become available often, so getting high-level talent at a reasonable price makes sense for the blue and gold even alongside the framework of long-term thinking. Tony East, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Among the pigeon fanciers in the country are doctors, academics, high-level military, police, intelligence service officers and engineers, The Post reported in 2019. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 The lawsuit claims that Diddy maintained control over Jones by promising awards, fame, and access to high-level record executives. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 27 Feb. 2024 The murder charge was filed by Elgin Lowe, a prosecutor who is assigned to lead the case amid a staff shakeup earlier this month involving several high-level attorneys at the DA’s office. Jakob Rodgers, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2024 Perriello, a former member of Congress, was creative and indefatigable in his role as special envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo during President Barack Obama’s tenure, and his strong relationships on Capitol Hill will be critical for securing high-level attention from Washington. John Prendergast, Foreign Affairs, 27 Feb. 2024 Their speeches were met with accusations of antisemitism by high-level German and Israeli officials, including the mayor of Berlin and Israel’s Ambassador to Germany. Amy Cassidy and Chris Stern, CNN, 27 Feb. 2024 People who pay a loyalty program membership fee do so with the expectation of exclusivity, high-level comfort, early access and seamless delivery, so make sure to always consider these beliefs. Zsuzsa Kecsmar, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high-level was in 1842

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“High-level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-level. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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high-level

adjective
high-lev·​el
ˈhī-ˈlev-əl
1
: being of high importance or rank
high-level officials
2
: relating to or being a computer programming language that is similar to a natural language (as English)
3
: relating to or being very radioactive nuclear waste

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