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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics, Computers
high-levelˌhigh-ˈlevel ●○○ adjective [only before noun]  1 POSITION/RANKin a powerful position or job, or involving people who are in powerful positions or jobs high-level executiveshigh-level meetings/talks/negotiations etc a high-level conference on arms control2 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTat a high degree or strength The virus has shown high-level resistance to penicillin.3 SLinvolving very technical or complicated ideas4 TDa high-level computer language is similar to human language rather than machine language low-level
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high-levelIt's a high-level application programming interface that sits on a Unix-based personal computer equipped with call processing hardware.a high-level attorneyHe taught no high-level classes in black studies; the department, in fact, had no such classes.However, other high-level Navy officials acknowledged the Nimitz had been hurriedly ordered to the Persian Gulf.a high-level philosophical discussionThe virus has shown high-level resistance to penicillin.To the same implications we may now add the advantages of having high-level staff expertise to call on.The problem is to discover the procedures by which high-level units bring this about.high-level meetings/talks/negotiations etcAlthough frequent high-level negotiations were subsequently, held, skirmishing continued.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhigh-levelˈhigh-level adjective in a powerful position or job, involving people who are in powerful positions or jobshigh-level executivesThe President chaired a high-level meeting on the subject last month.
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