Definition of bottom-up in English:

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bottom-up

Pronunciation: /ˌbädəmˈəp/

adjective

Proceeding from the bottom of a hierarchy upward or from the beginning of a process forward.
Example sentences
  • But then the Board was set up to be at the apex of a consensus based bottom-up policy process, which is currently being stifled through an unrepresentative structure.
  • In technology the bottom-up open-source software movement is putting new pressure on Microsoft and database giant Oracle.
  • The bottom-up approach starts by detailing the metadata ‘facets’ used to describe content items.

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Syllabification: bot·tom-up

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