Of an inferior quality, standard, or level in a hierarchy: inexpensive, lower-grade imitation products staff had been offered lower-grade jobs
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- Today, gold is being mined in ever-increasing amounts from increasingly lower-grade deposits.
- Currently, workers who have been redeployed to lower-grade jobs continue to receive the higher rate of pay.
- Now they're compelled to import lower-grade rice at a cheaper price than the local crops, decimating their own paddy production.
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