tier


tier
tier [tıə US tır] n
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: tire 'order, rank'; ATTIRE]
1.) one of several levels or layers that rise up one above the other
The lower tier has 10,000 seats.
in tiers
Terraces of olive trees rose in tiers.
two-tiered/three-tiered etc
(=having two, three etc levels or layers)
a three-tiered wedding cake
2.) one of several levels in an organization or system
tier of
the most senior tier of management
the first/second etc tier
The second tier of the programme is in-house training.
a two-tier system of government

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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