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English definition of “high”

high

adjective     /haɪ/
greater than the usual level or amount : high interest rates / costs / expenses / prices a high degree/percentage/proportion The research evidence all indicates a high degree of customer satisfaction with the product .
[usually before noun] in a position of power , importance , or great influence : The firm has been propelled from investment banking's third division to its highest rank .
better than the usual quality or standard : She demanded and achieved high standards from those with whom she worked . The company stresses speed , low cost , and high quality in its products . The community has a stable work force , good jobs and a high quality of life .
(Definition of high adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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