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tier

(tēr) [Fr. tire, rank, sequence]
In a health care insurance plan, one of several layers or types of care. Each level provides a different quality and quantity of service. Typically those tiers that provide the greatest number of services are the most expensive.
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Buyer: Top Tier Capital Partners LLC , Madrona Venture Group LLC , Columbia Capital Management LLC
Vidic marked his 200th PL appearance with his 92nd clean sheet in the top tier
Cartwright King, which is a national practice with offices in seven cities, is recommended as a top tier firm in the crime, fraud and licensing category in the West Midlands as well as the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber.
The firm's top tier crime department is headed up by Higher Court advocate Brian Hegarty.
Sports Direct is joined in the top tier by packaging and paper group Mondi and the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.
Top Tier Members may access the 'butler service' on their iPhones, during their vacation at company properties.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge decided to save the top tier of their magnificent eight-tiered wedding cake - a tradition usually undertaken by couples who plan to serve the cake at the christening of their first born.
The couple decided to save the top tier of their magnificent eight-tiered wedding cake - a tradition usually undertaken by couples who plan to serve the cake at the christening of their first born.
What this research will attempt to address is the question: "Is there any relationship between top tier public universities and their host municipalities?" If there is a relationship between the two entities it may provide university and city administrators information that can assist in obtaining funding, enable cooperation on joint projects and cut costs on certain operational tasks.
The site provides information on the current promotions of the top tier brokers along with the important terms and conditions for a full understanding of the offering.
Overproduction has not reached such a pitch in France as it has in Britain and Ireland, the top tier of the sale was supported by a solid component of French buyers who were either absent or less active in Newmarket, and the lower levels featured a number of purchases for such destinations as Libya, Tunisia, Portugal and Turkey.
The top tier listing represents the strongest firms in each category.