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bottom-upadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌbɒtəmˈʌp/  us   /ˈbɑːṱ-/ MANAGEMENT
starting at the ​lowestlevels or from the ​smallest details of an ​organization, ​system, ​plan, etc.: In the bottom-up ​approach, ​investmentanalystsproduceearningsforecasts 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-downsolution to a bottom-up problem'.
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(Definition of bottom-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 由细节到总体的方式的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (計劃、組織等)先考慮細節,後考慮總體的方式的…
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