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Tier

One of a series of rows arranged one above the other.

tier

A row, or a group of rows placed one above the other, as rows of seats in a theater or of beams in construction.
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Manufacturers met Tier 1 levels through relatively minor engine modifications, including changes in fuel rates, timing and compression.
Just at the point where all those huge upfront investments by so many Tier One suppliers was finally going to begin paying off, their domestic OEM customers have basically said, "You know what?
Second, the bottom tier adds blue-green light to that emitted by the fluorescent pigment in the top tier.
The controller will reveal the broad differences in SATA configurations and the lack of difference between enterprise SATA RAID and traditional Tier 1 solutions.
Once a baseline system has been fielded, contractors must have incentives to improve performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness, thereby facilitating contractor-initiated Tier II spirals.
To serve, remove tiers as desired, then any dowels and cardboard rounds.
Some experts say that Tier I suppliers have a tendency to pass on contracts with lower profit margins.
EDSTAC's main objective of the inclusion of the frog (Xenopus laevis) metamorphosis assay as a Tier 1 screen is to detect thyroid agonists and antagonists, rather than to represent amphibians as a taxonomic group (1).
VITEC is a Tier One supplier of blow molded multi-layer fuel-tank systems for GM and Daimler-Chrysler.
Global Tier specializes in network-enabling equipment, targeted application development, data collection, and data management.
Tier 1 tools automate operations while Tier 2 tools automate the operation of technology.
Once an allocation is made under the first tier, that amount is not available for allocation under the second or third tier.