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
... 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), rectal ...
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 ...
... 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 ... 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 particular point in the pipe ...
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 ... 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) ...
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 globally in the PISA rankings that ... use of healthcare services mean that late diagnosis and treatment intervention lead to higher levels of morbidity and mortality in many manageable ...

More definitions of "higher":

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

Famous quotes containing the word higher:

    The higher the state of civilization, the more completely do the actions of one member of the social body influence all the rest, and the less possible is it for any one man to do a wrong thing without interfering, more or less, with the freedom of all his fellow-citizens.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    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)

    Man is a stream whose source is hidden. Our being is descending into us from we know not whence. The most exact calculator has no prescience that somewhat incalculable may not balk the very next moment. I am constrained every moment to acknowledge a higher origin for events than the will I call mine.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)