Definition of “higher” - English Dictionary

“higher” in British English

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higheradjective

uk /ˈhaɪ.ər/ us /ˈhaɪ.ɚ/

Highernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.ər/ us /ˈhaɪ.ɚ/

in Scotland, an official exam that is taken in schools, usually by students aged 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)

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