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bottom-up

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˌbɒtəmˈʌp/ US   /ˈbɑːṱ-/ MANAGEMENT
starting at the lowest levels or from the smallest details of an organization, system, plan, etc.: In the bottom-up approach, investment analysts produce earnings forecasts on the basis of detailed research into the firm's activities. The union prides itself on a being a member-driven, bottom-up organization. He criticized the governor's proposal as a 'top-down solution to a bottom-up problem'. →  Compare top-down
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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