[noun loh-doun; adjective loh-doun] /noun ˈloʊˌdaʊn; adjective ˈloʊˈdaʊn/ Informal.
the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually preceded by the):
We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project.
contemptible; base; mean:
a lowdown trick.
, especially socially or morally; degraded.
adjective 1. mean, underhand, or despicable noun 2. information, esp secret or true information adj. also low down, lowdown, “vulgar,” 1888, from low (adj.) + down (adv.). Earlier it meant “humble” (1540s). As a noun, 1915, from the adjective, American English. adjective Related Terms a dirty shame
- Low-down dirty shame
Related Terms a dirty shame
[loh] /loʊ/ verb (used without object), lowed, lowing. British Dialect. 1. 3 . [loh] /loʊ/ verb (used without object), British Dialect. 1. to burn; blaze. 2. (of a person) to feel strong emotions; glow with excitement. /ləʊ/ adjective 1. having a relatively small distance from base to top; not tall or high: a low hill, […]
- Low earth orbit
communications (LEO) The kind of orbit used by communications satellites that will offer high bandwidth for video on demand, television, and Internet communications. A satellite in LEO, in contrast to one in a geostationary orbit, is not in a fixed position relative to the Earth’s surface so several satellites are required to provide continuous service. […]