top-down

[ top-doun ]
/ ˈtɒpˈdaʊn /
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adjective Computers.


Nearby words

  1. top to toe,
  2. top up,
  3. top whack,
  4. top yeast,
  5. top-,
  6. top-drawer,
  7. top-dress,
  8. top-end,
  9. top-flight,
  10. top-hamper

Origin of top-down

First recorded in 1960–65

structured programming

noun Computers.

the design and coding of programs by a methodology (top-down) that successively breaks problems into smaller, nested subunits.

Origin of structured programming

First recorded in 1970–75

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British Dictionary definitions for top-down

top-down

adjective

controlled, directed, or organized from the top
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