bottom-up bottom-up

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of an approach to a problem that begins with details and works up to the highest conceptual level

Usage(s):

  1. For history teaches us that real progress -- whether it's economic or social or political -- doesn't come from the top-down, it typically comes from the bottom-up.
  2. And Kilcullen's bottom-up tribal assumptions don't fit very well into the top-down struggle between the Hakims and Sadrs and their respective militias.
  3. That's how we've always grown the American economy from the bottom-up.

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