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de cima para baixo/do geral para o mais específico
1 : controlled, directed, or instituted from the top level <a top-down corporate structure>
2 : proceeding by breaking large general aspects (as of a problem) into smaller more detailed constituents : working from the general to the specific <top-down programming> <top-down design>
1. controlled by the most senior people: having all control in the hands of the people at the most senior levels
2. working from general to specific: starting at the most general level and working toward details or specifics
a top-down approach