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1. Biology not advanced in evolution
2. of relatively small price or monetary value
3. Music relating to or characterized by a relatively low pitch
4. (of latitudes) situated not far north or south of the equator
5. (of a gear) providing a relatively low forward speed for a given engine speed
6. of or relating to the Low Church
7. Meteorology an area of relatively low atmospheric pressure, esp a depression
8. Electronics the voltage level in a logic circuit corresponding to logical zero

Low

Sir David. 1891--1963, British political cartoonist, born in New Zealand: created Colonel Blimp

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A region of relatively low pressure depicted by more or less circular and concentric isobars surrounding the center where the pressure is the lowest. The size of the low circulation may be as few as tens of yards (meters) as in a tornado, or it may be a few hundred miles (kilometers) as in a cyclone. A low is the first stage of a developing weather system. With deepening of the system, it becomes a depression, and, with further growth, it can form into a cyclone. In a low, the associated winds are up to 17 knots; in a depression, the speeds are from 17 to 27 knots; and, in a deep depression, they are up to 33 knots.
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Following heavy rains, the Aji and Macchu rivers in Rajkot and Surendranagar districts, respectively, have swelled, after which people living in low-lying areas near the river have been alerted.
The advisory warned residents living in low-lying areas to take precautionary measures against possible swelling of rivers and occurrence of landslides in mountain slopes.
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Warning has been issued to those living in low-lying areas as water from Gosikhurd dam in Bhandara district continues to be released into river Wainganga which is in spate.
We've ordered people in low-lying river shoal areas to evacuate to cyclone shelters," Chittagong government administrator Mohammad Abdullah told AFP.
Diagnosis of low-lying placenta: can migration in third trimester predict outcome?
Suva : Fijians living in low-lying areas were urged to flee to higher ground as a cyclone bore down on the Pacific nation after leaving a trail of destruction in Samoa with up to 10 feared dead.
Currently, roughly 375,000 New Yorkers live in low-lying areas that would have to be evacuated in the case of a severe hurricane.
The Yamuna flooded several parts of the capital on Saturday as the water level climbed two metres above the danger mark, threatening to submerge more low-lying areas.
Small, low-lying islands in the Pacific Ocean may not be disappearing beneath the waves, according to a new study--indeed, many may actually be growing.
Overnight string of the torrential rains left low-lying areas submerged and in certain areas the water entered houses in Peshawar.
KARACHI, May 16 -- After carrying out a survey of the low-lying areas of Sindh, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has found that a vast area of lower Sindh comprising eight districts including Karachi, could be inundated in case of a major cyclone since the sea level has risen during the past decade.