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below

adverb, preposition uk   /bɪˈləʊ/ us    /-ˈloʊ/

below adverb, preposition (POSITION)

A1 in a lower position (than), under: From the top of the skyscraper the cars below us looked like insects. The author's name was printed below the title. For further information on this subject, see below (= lower on the page or later in the book). The ship's captain went below (= to the lower, covered part of the ship). Do you usually wear your skirts above or below the knee? She has three people working below her (= people to whom she gives orders).
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below adverb, preposition (LESS)

B1 less than a particular amount or level: They have three children below the age of (= younger than) four. His marks in English have been below average for some time now. The temperature has fallen below freezing (= has been less than 0°C) recently. Last night it was ten degrees below (zero) (= minus ten degrees).
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