Don’t you hate it when you see above and below used as nouns?
This lumpy construction usually occurs when the author wants to refer to material within text in a position relative to where the monstrosity occurs. (More precisely before and after, if you want to get literal about it.)
The above is what I believed at the time.
The below is what I believe now.
I’ve got a leak in the above.
Now I’m going to mop the below.
People, people! Please don’t do it!