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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of an approach to a problem that begins at the highest conceptual level and works down to the details;
- Example: "a top-down analysis might begin by looking at macro-economic trends"
- Example: "top-down programming"


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

top-down adj 1: of an approach to a problem that begins at the highest conceptual level and works down to the details; "a top- down analysis might begin by looking at macro-economic trends"; "top-down programming" [ant: bottom-up]