bottom-up model

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bottom-up model

(programming)
A method for estimating the cost of a complete software project by combining estimates for each component.
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Nonetheless, she contributed to the flawed theory of power, reinforcing the bottom-up theory.
He replaced the top-down theory with the bottom-up theory, and for many people this is just a very scary change.
If Windhorst and his colleagues are right, the Hubble image has captured the pieces of a galaxy before they had assembled, providing a striking illustration of the bottom-up theory of galaxy formation, in which large galaxies arise from the merger of smaller objects.
The original bottom-up theory, on the other hand, accounted for small-scale structure extremely well but couldn't reproduce the giant walls, filaments, and voids that telescope surveys began revealing in the 1980s.