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Definition of tiered

: having or arranged in tiers, rows, or layers often used in combination triple-tiered

Examples of tiered in a Sentence

The hors d'oeuvres were served on tiered platters.
Recent Examples on the Web Ken Hurley, the head of labor relations at Kellogg's, said in a video the company posted on its website that Kellogg's has tried to address the union's main concerns about its two-tiered pay system, wages and benefits in its offer. Josh Funk, ajc, 11 Nov. 2021 This two-tiered payroll structure reeks of desperation. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Nov. 2021 The tiered tree shape sits on a gold metal base that can be displayed on any flat surface, including a mantel, shelf, or tabletop. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Nov. 2021 According to the affidavit, Mr. Halls grabbed the revolver from a gray, two-tiered tray set up by Ms. Gutierrez-Reed. New York Times, 24 Oct. 2021 And, earlier this year, the company rolled out a tiered commission pricing model that starts at 15%, as well as created the role of chief restaurant advisor, who would help serve as a liaison between restaurants and DoorDash. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 14 Oct. 2021 This practice, known as ‘redlining,’ institutionalized a two-tiered system of traditional lending and investment in white areas, predatory lending by speculators, and disinvestment in Black areas. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 Residents of the Ascaya community also have access to a 23,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, recreation room, pool and spa, pickleball courts and a two-tiered tennis pavilion. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 21 Oct. 2021 This could be a tiered program that gives top customers additional perks, higher discounts, or invitations to exclusive events – the options are abundant. Jia Wertz, Forbes, 26 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of tiered

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Tiered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiered. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tiered

: arranged in layers or tiers

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