low-level

adjective

low-lev·​el ˈlō-ˈle-vəl How to pronounce low-level (audio)
1
: occurring, done, or placed at a low level
2
: being of low importance or rank
3
: being or relating to nuclear waste containing low concentrations of radioactive components

Examples of low-level in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of low-level was in 1845

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“Low-level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-level. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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low-level

adjective
low-lev·​el
-ˈlev-əl
1
: occurring, done, or placed at a low level
2
: being of low importance or rank
a low-level job
3
: being or relating to nuclear waste of relatively low radioactivity
low-level waste

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