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bot·tom-up

(bŏt′əm-ŭp′)
adj.
Progressing from small or subordinate units to larger or more important units, as in an organization or process.

bottom-up

adj
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) from the lowest level of a hierarchy or process to the top: a bottom-up approach to corporate decision-making.
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Adj.1.bottom-up - of an approach to a problem that begins with details and works up to the highest conceptual level; "bottom-up parser"; "a bottom-up model of the reading process"
top-down - of an approach to a problem that begins at the highest conceptual level and works down to the details; "a top-down analysis might begin by looking at macro-economic trends"; "top-down programming"
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From the program's inception, Nelson and Erbrick pushed for a bottom-up effort.
We take a bottom-up approach to working with clients, first understanding their business at a granular level and, most important, thoroughly understanding how they sell, and how they make money.
It will also provide an opportunity for the bottom-up governance of this medium consistent with its early development, allowing for all important Internet stakeholders from around the world to participate in the new organization's work.