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top-down (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a hierarchical system that progresses from a single, large basic unit to multiple, smaller subunits.
  2. Produced, controlled, or directed by those at the top of the hierarchy (the upper echelons).
    • 2019, Li Huang, James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, →DOI, page 6:
      Overall the signage at NIE has the appearance being a top-down artefact driven by institutional policy with English set as the default language.
  3. (video games) Presenting the player with an aerial view.
    a top-down shooter
  4. (automotive, of a drop top) With the convertible top down.
    a top-down ride


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