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belowadverb, preposition

uk   /bɪˈləʊ/  us   /bɪˈloʊ/
  • 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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belowpreposition, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /bɪˈloʊ/
in a lower position (than); under: The author’s name was printed below the title. There’s a basement below the first floor.
Below also means less in number or value: It’s been below freezing every day this week. It’s for young kids below the age of six.
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