tier tier [tɪə ǁ tɪr] noun [countable]
one of several levels of quality, usually three:

• Investors are going for the better value represented by middle-tier and lower-tier junk bonds (= bonds that have a high risk of not being repaid ) .

• Iberia will build its subsidiary into a second-tier airline offering discounted flights.

• three top-tier accounting firms

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tier UK US /tɪər/ noun [C]
one of several levels of importance, quality, etc.: »

Only the upper tier of investors profits from the current economy.


bottom/higher/middle tier

MANAGEMENT one of the levels of management in an organization: »

The redundancies will only affect the top three tiers of management.

See also FIRST TIER(Cf. ↑first tier), SECOND-TIER(Cf. ↑second-tier), THE TOP TIER(Cf. ↑the top tier), TWO-TIER(Cf. ↑two-tier)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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