What is higher?

  • (adj): Of education beyond the secondary level.
    Example: "Higher education"; "higher learning"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on higher:

Ovarian Cancer - Signs and Symptoms
... 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 (twofold 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 ... 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 (c ...
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 ... Only 47% of Māori school-leavers finish school with qualifications higher than NCEA Level One compared to 74% European 87% Asian." Although New Zealand rates well very ... mean 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 ...
... a fingering 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 ... such as the saxophone, clarinet, and oboe, the transition from lower to higher register is aided by a "register hole" which encourages a vibration node at a ...
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 ...

More definitions of "higher":

  • (adj): Advanced in complexity or elaboration.
    Example: "High finance"; "higher mathematics"

Famous quotes containing the word higher:

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

    The spider-mind acquires a faculty of memory, and, with it, a singular skill of analysis and synthesis, taking apart and putting together in different relations the meshes of its trap. Man had in the beginning no power of analysis or synthesis approaching that of the spider, or even of the honey-bee; but he had acute sensibility to the higher forces.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    Thou shalt make thy house
    The temple of a nation’s vows.
    Spirits of a higher strain
    Who sought thee once shall seek again.
    I detected many a god
    Forth already on the road,
    Ancestors of beauty come
    In thy breast to make a home.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)