Definition of low-grade in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊɡreɪd/


1Of low quality or standard: low-grade steel
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  • The film has a very low-grade videotape visual quality, which I'm willing to bet stems from the low budget and heavy use of available light; nevertheless, it's still rather ugly.
  • There has been no meaningful talk between the sides on what really ails the sport: the low-grade quality of the games themselves.
  • The low-grade steel, which was given zero rust protection at the Naples plant, was just about acceptable in the warm, dry climate of the south.
poor, bad, unsatisfactory, not up to par, not up to scratch;
informal tinpot
British informal duff, ropy, twopenny-halfpenny
North American informal two-bit, bum, cheapjack, a dime a dozen, low-rent, tinhorn
1.1At a low level in a salary or employment structure: low-grade clerical jobs
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  • At the time, he was a civilian assisting in the force's computer unit doing low-grade jobs such as imaging and downloading files.
  • Do the people holding low-grade office and factory jobs have what it takes for the information age?
  • It's the people in low-grade jobs who have less power and more anxiety.
1.2(Of a medical condition) of a less serious kind; minor: a low-grade malignancy
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  • Patients with giant cell arteritis often have a variety of other symptoms, such as malaise, fatigue, low-grade fever, anorexia, weight loss, myalgias or arthralgias.
  • Physical examination showed low-grade fever and a slightly tender, markedly enlarged spleen.
  • Tick-borne diseases typically begin with a low-grade fever, headache, malaise, and possibly a rash.

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