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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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Eighthly, The lowness of their Customs, and the heighth of their Excise, which is certainly the most equal and indifferent Tax in the World (.
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Pitch, the highness or lowness of a voice, is a highly gendered quality of speech, influenced largely by body size and the corresponding size of the larynx, or voice box, he said.
Her intellectual curiosity, however, did not prompt her to investigate the Christianity that she had despised for its apparent lowness and vulgarity.
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And they take on Partizan Belgrade with Wenger admitting: "The mood is still very low, but it is difficult to compare it with other disappointments - we have not yet discovered the measurement of lowness for a football team.
A treatise of nervous diseases of all kinds, as spleen, vapours, lowness of spirits, hypochondriacal, and hysterical distempers, etc.
Dr Yellowlees said: "The way to tell if you are suffering from depression is if the lowness of mood is sustained and does not just last for a day or two or a few hours.