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higher

  

      adj  
1       the comparative of       high  
      n   usually cap     (in Scotland)  
2   
a    the advanced level of the Scottish Certificate of Education  
b    (as modifier)  
Higher Latin     
3    a pass in a particular subject at Higher level  
she has four Highers     


higher criticism  
      n   the use of scientific techniques of literary criticism to establish the sources of the books of the Bible  
   Compare       lower criticism  
higher education  
      n   education and training at colleges, universities, polytechnics, etc.  
higher mathematics  
      n   functioning as sing   mathematics, including number theory and topology, that is more abstract than normal arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry  
higher-rate tax  
      n   (in Britain) a rate of income tax that is higher than the basic rate and becomes payable on taxable income in excess of a specified limit  
higher-up  
      n  
Informal   a person of higher rank or in a superior position  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
something that is bottom-up originates among the lower-ranking members of a hierarchy and moves upwards to affect those higher up
n.
government by revocable delegates chosen and controlled by groups of 25 delegators. Revocable delegates designated the higher levels : basis delegate, council delegate, deputy-delegate, national delegate, international delegate, and world delegate.
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