What is higher?

  • (adj): Advanced in complexity or elaboration.
    Example: "High finance"; "higher mathematics"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on higher:

Ovarian Cancer - Signs and Symptoms
... cancer is associated with age, family history of ovarian cancer (9.8-fold higher risk), anaemia (2.3-fold higher), abdominal pain (sevenfold higher), abdominal ...
Orders Of Approximation - Usage in Science and Engineering - Higher-order
... While higher-order approximations exist and are crucial to a better understanding and description of reality, they are not typically referred to by number ... is not exact, but is used to emphasize its insignificance the higher the number used, the less important the effect ...
Māori People - Society - Socioeconomic Challenges
... Māori have higher unemployment-rates than other cultures resident in New Zealand Māori have higher numbers of suicides than non-Māori ... finish school with qualifications higher than NCEA Level One compared to 74% European 87% Asian." Although New Zealand rates well very globally in the PISA rankings that compare ... late diagnosis and treatment intervention lead to higher levels of morbidity and mortality in many manageable conditions, such as cervical cancer, diabetes ...
Overblowing
... operation of a slide), causes the sounded pitch to jump to a higher one ... Overblowing can be done deliberately in order to get a higher pitch, or inadvertently, resulting in the production of a note other than that intended ... reed wind instruments such as the saxophone, clarinet, and oboe, the transition from lower to higher register is aided by a "register hole" which encourages a ...
Inversive Geometry - Inversion in Higher Dimensions
... In the spirit of generalization to higher dimensions, inversive geometry is the study of transformations generated by the Euclidean transformations together with inversion in an n-sphere ... A remarkable fact about higher-dimensional conformal maps is that they arise strictly from inversions in n-spheres or hyperplanes and Euclidean motions see Liouville's theorem (conformal mappings) ...

More definitions of "higher":

  • (adj): Of education beyond the secondary level.
    Example: "Higher education"; "higher learning"

Famous quotes containing the word higher:

    Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
    Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936)

    The passion of self-aggrandizement is persistent but plastic; it will never disappear from a vigorous mind, but may become morally higher by attaching itself to a larger conception of what constitutes the self.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)

    In a higher phase of communist society ... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)