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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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To meet Tier 4 requirements, Caterpillar is focused on deep machine integration, electronic controls and aftertreatment.
Having a capability to manage large programs but having no specific technology or product competence leaves large Tier Ones very vulnerable to their more tightly focused (and frequently smaller) competitors.
With the advent of SATA II products, SATA RAID is an intelligent option for Tier 1 data and some mission-critical applications.
It is hoped that many of the processes proposed for Tier II acquisitions will eventually be adopted for Tier I acquisitions as well.
Despite these reservations, the popularity of strong Tier II programs is growing.
We therefore recommend that thyroid hormone disruption may be detected in Tier 1 mammalian screens.
VITEC is a Tier One supplier of blow molded multi-layer fuel-tank systems for GM and Daimler-Chrysler.
Global Tier specializes in network-enabling equipment, targeted application development, data collection, and data management.
Tier 1 tools hide the complexity of the data center.
Once an allocation is made under the first tier, that amount is not available for allocation under the second or third tier.
Tier is a recognized leader in the field of data matching, and has been at the forefront of the FIDM arena since 1999.
For instance, production data continues to be written to and read from Tier I storage to provide the highest reliability and performance requirements of enterprise applications.