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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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Arrange the cookies and other goodies in the tiered server.
The potential impact of tiering on consumer behavior depends on two sources of influence: the effective price differences induced by the tiered copayments and the quality and cost information conveyed by tier status.
By leveraging new technologies, such as tiered storage, archiving and virtual infrastructures, companies can make DR planning more affordable, efficient and reliable.
A tiered approach to bibliographic instruction: the MEDAL program.
Tiered storage solutions allow IT managers to tailor system cost, density and data retention to their target application.
As many as one in three workers, however, stopped taking their prescriptions entirely after the switch to a tiered system.
Finally, responding to the Service's concern that its ruling might require an audit of all of the tiered partnerships to determine the partner's gross income, the Tax Court ruled that audits would not be necessary.
This paper reports on a survey of consumers enrolled in a health plan with a tiered physician network.
Some of the most important and interesting of these developing technologies include backup and recovery, archiving, tiered storage, storage networking, interconnects, CDP, NAS, iSCSI SANs, virtualization, security and encryption, and virtual tape.
The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals proposes a tiered approach for the ecological risk assessment of endocrine disruptors, integrating exposure and hazard (effects) characterization.
To limit risks associated with mobile media, set up a tiered approach to mobile backup storage where the most critical data marked for removal (generally data required for business continuity or regulatory compliance) is stored on the most secure media, under the most secure conditions--and shipped securely as well.
Network-based replication--employing tiered storage and intelligence in the network itself--allows the availability and performance needs of an application to be accurately paired with the most appropriate storage platform.