1. a deductive approach to problem-solving which starts with a hypothesis or general standard and goes on from this to an analysis of empirical information or particular examples. 2. with regard to data processing, reference: top-down processing.

TOP-DOWN ANALYSIS: "Top-down analysis is commonly referred to as above-down analysis."
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