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1 adjective
1 [only before noun] below something else, especially below something of the same type [≠ upper]:
Nina chewed her lower lip anxiously.
Ruth went down to the lower deck (=lower level on a ship).
your lower limbs (=your legs)
2 [only before noun] at or near the bottom of something [≠ upper]:
the lower slopes of the mountain
She suffers with pain in her lower back.
3 smaller in number or amount [≠ higher]:
Temperatures will be lower over the weekend.
4 [only before noun] less important than something else of the same type [≠ higher]:
the lower levels of management

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