1. Relating to or being of low rank or importance: a low-level job.
2. Situated in or occurring at a low level: low-level radiation.
3. Computers Of or relating to a computer language, such as an assembly language, in which each instruction corresponds to an instruction in machine language or allows instructions to address specific memory locations or other architectural elements.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.