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"tier" in British English

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tiernoun [C]

uk   /tɪər/  us   /tɪr/
one of several ​layers or ​levels: We ​sat in one of the ​upper tiers of the ​footballstands. My ​weddingcake had four tiers, each ​supported by ​smallpillars. I don't ​understand why you ​think we need ​yet another tier of ​management.

tierverb [T often passive]

uk   /tɪər/  us   /tɪr/
to ​arrange or ​organize something in tiers: The ​seats in the ​theatre were ​steeply tiered.
-tiered
suffix uk   /tɪəd/  us   /tɪrd/
a two-tiered ​structure a three-tiered ​cake
(Definition of tier from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tier" in American English

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tiernoun [C]

 us   /tɪər/
one of several ​layers or ​levels: We ​sat in one of the ​upper tiers of the ​stadium.
(Definition of tier from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tier" in Business English

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tiernoun [C]

uk   us   /tɪər/
one of several ​levels of ​importance, ​quality, etc.: Only the upper tier of ​investorsprofits from the ​currenteconomy. bottom/​higher/middle tier
MANAGEMENT one of the ​levels of ​management in an ​organization: The ​redundancies will only affect the ​top three tiers of ​management.
(Definition of tier from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tier”
in Spanish fila…
in Vietnamese hàng ghế…
in Malaysian tingkat…
in Thai ที่นั่งที่ทำลดหลั่นลงมา…
in French rangée…
in German die Reihe…
in Chinese (Simplified) (多层、多层次中的)一层…
in Turkish sıra, dizi, kat…
in Russian ряд, ярус…
in Indonesian deretan kursi…
in Chinese (Traditional) (多層、多層次中的)一層…
in Polish rząd, poziom, warstwa…
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