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Higher British & World English

(In Scotland) the more advanced of the two main levels of the Scottish Certificate of Education

Higher New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Scottish school examination

high British & World English

Of great vertical extent

higher-up British & World English

A senior person in an organization

higher-up English Thesaurus

he gave staff a vacation without getting approval from higher-ups

higher law British & World English

A moral or religious principle that is believed to overrule secular constitutions and laws

higher court British & World English

A court that can overrule the decision of another

higher-grade British & World English

Of a higher quality, standard, or level in a hierarchy

higher-level British & World English

At or of a level that is higher in position or status

higher-order British & World English

Involving reasoning of a high level

higher plants British & World English

Plants of relatively complex or advanced characteristics, especially vascular plants (including flowering plants)

higher animals British & World English

Animals of relatively advanced or developed characteristics, such as mammals and other vertebrates

higher learning British & World English

Education and learning at the college or university level

higher-ranking British & World English

Having a higher rank or position in a particular hierarchy

higher criticism British & World English

The study of the literary methods and sources discernible in a text, especially as applied to biblical writings

higher education British & World English

Education at universities or similar educational establishments, especially to degree level

higher mathematics British & World English

Advanced mathematics, such as number theory and topology, as taught at university level

high-tar British & World English

(Of cigarettes or tobacco) producing more tar than is standard or usual when smoked


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