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middle tier

(1) Generally refers to the processing that takes place in an application server that sits between the user's machine and the database server. The middle tier server performs the business logic. See application server and client/server.

(2) A level or step between two others. May refer to an infinite variety of situations.
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The services' response was to declare about everything a "middle-tier" program, which they could do because no one has clearly spelled out the definition of "middle tier." Therefore, the Army categorized its multi-billion dollar effort to develop the next-generation combat vehicle a "middle-tier" program.
Shares of the company are set to begin trading on the OTCQB Market on Tuesday, which is considered the middle tier of OTC listings.
Birmingham's last spell in the middle tier was way back in 2010 when the club were successful on track - but struggled financially off it.
LAHORE -- PTI government has decided to introduce a two-tier local government system by doping away with the middle tier of Tehsil municipal administration.
LAHORE -- The Punjab School Education Department (SED) is preparing to make major changes in the administrative setup of schools in the province by reshuffling the middle tier in the department, The Express Tribune has learnt.
With one week left in the league season all the promotion and relegation issues in the middle tier have been decided but Highfield will still fight it out with Rainford for the league title.
This exciting contract win, which ranks in the middle tier by contract value relative to other major Alfa implementations, is for the Europe-wide implementation of Alfa Systems.
Sprenger focuses on the middle tier of vocabulary--between the ordinary daily words that children commit to memory long before they begin school, and low-frequency specialized terminology.
While Putnam will continue to offer its bridge and middle tier loan programs, it is also rolling out new programs that offer qualified borrowers up to 100% financing using both debt and equity lending platforms.
If Apple offers 128GB versions as the middle tier, buyers are unlikely to opt for the top tier, which is 256GB, 9To5Mac (http://9to5mac.com/2016/06/30/iphone-7-models-storage-tiers/) reported , adding that "doubling across the range" is doubtful.
last one/year period (through 1/31/2016; middle tier
"We need more money in the middle tier and I'm glad that it's being addressed.