What is higher?

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

Some articles on higher:

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 ... A remarkable fact about higher-dimensional conformal maps is that they arise strictly from inversions in n-spheres or hyperplanes and Euclidean ...
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 national performance in reading ... of healthcare services mean that late diagnosis and treatment intervention lead to higher levels of morbidity and mortality in many manageable conditions, such as cervical cancer ...
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 ... of the approximation is not exact, but is used to emphasize its insignificance the higher the number used, the less important the effect ...
Ovarian Cancer - Signs and Symptoms
... Ovarian 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 distension (23-fold higher ...
Overblowing
... a fingering change or operation of a slide), causes the sounded pitch to jump to a higher one ... can be done deliberately in order to get a higher pitch, or inadvertently, resulting in the production of a note other than that intended ... clarinet, and oboe, the transition from lower to higher register is aided by a "register hole" which encourages a vibration node at a particular ...

More definitions of "higher":

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

Famous quotes containing the word higher:

    Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the logician who flies higher and higher in ever-decreasing circles until, with one last, utterly inevitable induction, he disappears up his own fundamental aperture and emerges in the fourth dimension as a needle-thin umber bird.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

    Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.
    Maria Weston Chapman (1806–1885)

    The poor tread lightest on the earth. The higher our income, the more resources we control and the more havoc we wreak.
    Paul Harrison (b. 1936)