[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
a school that is preparatory to one on a more advanced level.
the younger pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the first three or four year groups
- Lower set
mathematics A finite non-empty downward closed subset of a partial order. (1999-03-17)
[loh-er sluh-boh-vee-uh, slo-] /ˈloʊ ər sləˈboʊ vi ə, slɒ-/ noun 1. any place considered to be remote, poor, or unenlightened.
- Lower the boom on
Scold harshly or punish severely; also, put a stop to something. For example, If you’re caught smoking in school, the principal is bound to lower the boom on you, or The new radar equipment enabled the police to lower the boom on speeding. This expression refers to the boom of a sailboat—a long spar that […]
- Lower uterine segment
lower uterine segment n. The isthmus of the uterus, the lower extremity of which joins with the cervical canal and during pregnancy expands to become the lower part of the uterine cavity.