Meaning of “low-lying” in the English Dictionary

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"low-lying" in British English

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low-lyingadjective

uk /ˌləʊˈlaɪ.ɪŋ/ us /ˌloʊˈlaɪ.ɪŋ/

Low-lying land is at or near sea level:

People living in low-lying areas were evacuated because of the floods.

(Definition of “low-lying” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"low-lying" in American English

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low-lyingadjective

us /ˈloʊˈlaɪ·ɪŋ/

at a level that is not much higher than the level of the ocean

(Definition of “low-lying” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)