- of, relating to, or originating with the common people, nonprofessionals, or the lower ranks of an organization: The five-day workweek was a bottom-up movement some business leaders and politicians finally supported.
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Examples from the Web for bottom-up
But the bottom-up, community-centered union model that the CTU exemplifies refutes those claims.Could Rahm Lose to This Infamous Union Leader?
July 3, 2014
Now, because of bottom-up sources like Sina Weibo, this fundamental balance was starting to shift.China’s Weibo Losing Users
January 25, 2014
The lack of available candidates is a bottom-up problem, and not necessarily a top-down problem.SNL's Kenan Thompson and the Invisible Black Women of Comedy
October 17, 2013
At its core, the Republican Party is a bottom-up, anti-authoritarian working- and middle-class party.Republicans Push Back as Rove Aims to Appoint Himself Kingmaker
February 10, 2013
Among those patterns is a tendency for attacks to be “bottom-up,” that is, not organized by the leader of a cohesive group.Trying to Identify the Next Far-Right Extremist Before He Shoots
August 10, 2012
It takes a long time to learn to fly on to a bottom-up bucket.
The example of agriculture presents a bottom-up structure of pre-literate nature, based mainly on reaction.
Instead of the top- down model of politics, we can experience a combination of bottom-up and top-down procedures.
The bottom-up boat already had more men than it would hold and it was sinking.Sinking of the Titanic
- from the lowest level of a hierarchy or process to the topa bottom-up approach to corporate decision-making
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