Meaning of “low-grade” in the English Dictionary

"low-grade" in Business English

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uk us

of a bad quality or low level:

Expanding car ownership and low-grade gasoline have made traffic the leading source of air pollution in major Chinese cities.
low-grade jobs/work

FINANCE used to describe financial products with a high level of risk:

The risk of default is high on these low-grade bonds.


(Definition of “low-grade” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)