What is higher?

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

Some articles on higher:

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 ... ordinality of the approximation is not exact, but is used to emphasize its insignificance the higher the number used, the less important the effect ...
Overblowing
... change or 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 ... saxophone, clarinet, and oboe, the transition from lower to higher register is aided by a "register hole" which encourages a vibration node at a particular point in the pipe such ...
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 distension (23-fold higher), rectal bleeding (twofo ...
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 ... that late diagnosis and treatment intervention lead to higher levels of morbidity and mortality in many manageable conditions, such as cervical cancer, diabetes per head of population than non-Māori ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "higher":

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

Famous quotes containing the word higher:

    We were as twinned lambs that did frisk i’ the sun
    And bleat the one at th’ other. What we changed
    Was innocence for innocence; we knew not
    The doctrine of ill-doing, nor dreamed
    That any did. Had we pursued that life,
    And our weak spirits ne’er been higher reared
    With stronger blood, we should have answered heaven
    Boldly “Not guilty,” the imposition cleared
    Hereditary ours.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    For human nature, being more highly pitched, selved, and distinctive than anything in the world, can have been developed, evolved, condensed, from the vastness of the world not anyhow or by the working of common powers but only by one of finer or higher pitch and determination than itself.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)