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upper

1. Geology archaeol denoting the late part or division of a period, system, formation, etc.
2. Maths (of a limit or bound) greater than or equal to one or more numbers or variables
3. Informal any tooth of the upper jaw
4. Slang any of various drugs having a stimulant or euphoric effect

upper

[′əp·ər]
(geology)
Pertaining to rocks or strata that normally overlie those of earlier formations of the same subdivision of rocks.
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Sri Lanka gained the upper hand on the opening day of the Asian Test Championship final in Lahore yesterday by reaching 94 for one in reply to Pakistan's first-innings 234.
Amid a lack of buying incentives, selling gained the upper hand, sending the TOPIX below the post-bubble intraday low of 941.02 registered Monday.
and by the time he had managed to shake off that rival, Richard Quinn was in full flight on Corridor Creeper (14-1) who gained the upper hand over the last 100 yards.
But Docherty finally gained the upper hand in the closing three rounds, finding his target at will as Clarke tired.
They were still 20-14 up at the interval but Brad Fittler's side gained the upper hand by the hour mark and went on to win by a margin of 46-22 - nowehere near enough for those punters who had backed them on the handicap or the spreads.
359) gained the upper hand. In this atmosphere, where class seemed to supersede kinship, the latter once again evolved.
Proponents of improvement increasingly gained the upper hand, and in the second part McRae carefully tracks their fortunes from sixteenth-century heterodoxy to seventeenth-century orthodoxy.
Animal species best able to scrounge out a living from whatever resources were available gained the upper hand (or hoof) over pickier creatures.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian military units gained the upper hand over Takfiri armed groups in Idlib and Deir Ezzur provinces, and inflicted massive casualties on militants.
Fortunes ebbed and flowed throughout before Street gained the upper hand.
Both Saracens and their visitors showed width and ambition in their opening attacks but Clermont's pack gained the upper hand in the scrum and that enabled them to quickly get the scoreboard ticking over.
The single European currency buyback gained the upper hand against other major currencies as risk-averse sentiment receded among investors due to smooth bond auctions in Spain and France on Thursday.