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bottom-up

adjective uk   /ˌbɒt.əmˈʌp/ us    /ˌbɑː.t̬əm-/
considering the smaller or less important parts or details of a plan, organization, etc. first: a bottom-up approach to building a successful company
Translations of “bottom-up”
in Chinese (Traditional) (計劃、組織等)先考慮細節,後考慮總體的方式的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 由细节到总体的方式的…
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