low-grade

low-grade ˈlow-grade adjective
1. of low quality or a poor standard:

• Women were forced into part-time low-grade jobs.

• low-grade steel

2. FINANCE low-grade bonds, loans etc have a high risk of not being repaid:

• low-grade debt issued by lower-rated companies in the junk bond market

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low-grade UK US adjective
of a bad quality or low level: »

Expanding car ownership and low-grade gasoline have made traffic the leading source of air pollution in major Chinese cities.

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low-grade jobs/work

FINANCE used to describe financial products with a high level of risk: »

The risk of default is high on these low-grade bonds.

Compare HIGH-GRADE(Cf. high-grade)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • low-grade — lō grād adj being near that extreme of a specified range which is lowest, least intense, or least competent <a low grade fever> <a low grade infection> compare HIGH GRADE * * * (loґgrādґ) occurring near the low end of a range, as …   Medical dictionary

  • low-grade — adj. inferior; as, low grade ore. Opposite of {high grade}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • low-grade — (adj.) 1867, originally in mining, with reference to ores, from LOW (Cf. low) (adj.) + GRADE (Cf. grade) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • low-grade — low′ grade′ adj. 1) of inferior grade or quality 2) being close to the low end of a range of measurement: a low grade fever[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • low-grade — low ,grade adjective 1. ) low in quality 2. ) a low grade medical condition is not very serious …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • low-grade — [lō′grād΄] adj. 1. of inferior quality or value 2. of little degree [a low grade fever] …   English World dictionary

  • low grade — index mediocrity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • low-grade — index inferior (lower in quality), mediocre, poor (inferior in quality) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • low-grade — adjective Date: 1878 1. of inferior grade or quality 2. being near that extreme of a specified range which is lowest, least intense, least serious, or least competent < a low grade fever > < a low grade infection > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • low-grade — / ləυ greɪd/ adjective 1. not very important ● a low grade official from the Ministry of Commerce 2. not of very good quality ● The car runs best on low grade petrol …   Marketing dictionary in english

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