higher Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “higher” in the English Dictionary

"higher" in British English

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uk   /ˈhaɪ.ər/  us   //

higher adjective (HIGH)

comparative of high adjective

higher adjective (EDUCATION)

[before noun] used to refer to an ​advancedlevel of ​education: A ​greaterproportion of ​people with first ​degrees are now going on to ​study for higher ​degrees.

Highernoun [C]

uk   /ˈhaɪ.ər/  us   //
in ​Scotland, an ​officialexam that is taken in ​schools, usually by ​studentsaged 16 - 18 who ​want to ​study at ​college or ​university
(Definition of higher from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"higher" in American English

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higheradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈhɑɪ·ər/
more ​developed or ​advanced: higher ​species of ​animals
(Definition of higher from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “higher”
in Chinese (Simplified) 高的, 更高的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 高的, 更高的…
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