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noun [countable] low pronunciation in British English /ləʊ/
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  1. 1
    business the lowest level, value, or price
    fall/plunge to a new low: The euro fell to a new low against the dollar yesterday.
    a record/all-time low (=worse than ever before): Share prices hit an all-time low.
    1. a.
      used about temperatures
      Overnight lows will be around 5 degrees Celsius.
  2. 2
    a bad time in your life
    highs and lows (=good times and bad times): He’s experienced all the highs and lows of an actor’s life.
    an all-time low (=the worst time): The game was one of the all-time lows in the club’s history.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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