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English definition of “Maslow's hierarchy of needs”

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

noun [S]     (also hierarchy of needs) HR, MARKETING
a theory of human motivation (= the reasons why people do particular things), developed in 1954 by Abraham Maslow, which says that people will only satisfy some needs after more basic needs have been satisfied
(Definition of Maslow's hierarchy of needs noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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