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top-down

(tŏp′doun′)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a hierarchical structure or process that progresses from a large, basic unit to smaller, detailed subunits: a top-down description of the department's function.
2. Commanded by or originating from ones having the highest rank.

top-down

adj
controlled, directed, or organized from the top

top′-down′



adj.
1. organized or proceeding from the larger, more general structure to smaller, more detailed units, as in processing information.
2. coming from or directed by those of highest rank.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
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"
Translations

top-down

[ˌtɒpˈdɒun] ADJ [approach, theory, leadership] → verticalista
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