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- adjective Progressing from small or subordinate units to larger or more important units, as in an organization or process.
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- adjective (Computers) planning or building the smallest parts first. Opposite of
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- adjective of, or relating to a
hierarchical systemthat progressesfrom multiple, small subunitsto a single, large basic unit
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- adjective of an approach to a problem that begins with details and works up to the highest conceptual level
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