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low level

  1. adjective In absolute terms, descriptive of a persona which has few points. Anything from hero down is definitely low level, supers probably are, champs and sorcs possibly are, necros probably aren't.
  2. adjective In relative terms, closer to 0 points than the rest of the group under discussion. In a reset full of mages, a necro is low level. In this context, the term is often used in comparative or superlative form, ie. lower level/lowest level.
  3. adjective In programming terms, close to the machine. Assembler is the archetypal low-level language.

For all the above, the term may be hyphenated or unhyphenated, although it's usually hyphenated only when directly before a noun or adjective. See level, and the equivalent entries under high level.

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