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top-down

adjective A generic term referring to an organisational structure in which changes occur from the top layers and eventually filter to the bottom.
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Such essentially emergent phenomena can be understood or make sense, he states, only as the result of the operation of top-down constraints.
The entire collection of atoms carries out top-down causation to force hydrogen atoms to come close enough to fuse, and the bottom-up causation ignites the star.
At the start of the extended follow-up, most patients in both the step-up and top-down groups were on immunomodulators (66% vs.
The new user interface provides for rapid adoption by organizations looking for top-down PPM to accelerate their Process Excellence, New Product Development and IT Governance initiatives.
A top-down morphogenesis or origination was first proposed by Shih et al (2) by looking at the molecular characteristics of cells isolated from the bases and the orifices of the same crypt in small colorectal adenomas.
Top-down bottles have now been launched in France, as well as being available in Germany, UK and Belgium.
Over the past six months, FERF has published 18 research reports, alerts and articles, including a survey on income tax disclosures and a top-down approach to risk management and internal control, based on input from technical committees and chapters.
Nanotech Manufacturing Process Technician: These are skilled production technicians who use top-down and bottom-up nano tools to develop and implement the manufacturing process for nanotechnology products.
Throughout the semester, we discuss top-down and bottom-up curriculum development, and whether teachers should follow curricula others have created or develop their own Meier, 2000).
Berlin is the perfect storm of urban planning gone wrong: too much government money, too much top-down planning, and too great a desire to build a tourist attraction masked as a symbol.
Once off the freeway we were able to enjoy some top-down driving along the shoreline of Grand Traverse Bay, just the kind of adventure this car is designed for.
Under the top-down analysis, US1 is not treated as owning J1 stock and, thus, is not subject to the Sec.