Definition of top-down adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌtɒp ˈdaʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɑːp ˈdaʊn//
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  1. 1(of a plan, project, etc.) starting with a general idea to which details are added later compare bottom-up
  2. 2starting from or involving the people who have higher positions in an organization a top-down management style
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: top-down