top-down

Definitions of top-down
  1. adjective
    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”
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    Antonyms:
    bottom-up
    of an approach to a problem that begins with details and works up to the highest conceptual level
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