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I came across this weird uncommon usage in a documentation page. Can anyone help me understand the meaning/stipulation here?

It says "value x can be no higher than "some value"

Does it mean that "x" should be less than this value ?? I have seen similar usage like No More than and others but couldn't find this particular one anywhere.

It would be wonderful too if someone can get a link to something concrete to set things beyond doubt about the meaning of the usage

Thank you all in advance

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  • Hello, logrish. This question is not suitable for ELU, so I will close-vote. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 14 '15 at 9:13
  • Sorry, but i am not sure about the issue involved... should i remove the technical part of the question? I was curious about the usage of No Higher than and Not higher than... had never come across it before. Do le me know if i should modify the question. – logRish Jul 15 '15 at 8:13
  • Have you read this introduction to the site: English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts.? The question is reasonable, but ELU is not intended for such basic questions. There are many other websites that are. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 15 '15 at 19:39
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You were almost correct. "No higher than 17" means "less than or equal to 17", so in the example specified an app with minSdkVersion of 17 would be acceptable.

  • So anything less than or equal to 17 is acceptable... thanks :) – logRish Jul 14 '15 at 8:50

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