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adjective British English pronunciation: bottom /ˈbɒtəm/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] in the lowest place or part

    She sat on the bottom step.

    the bottom half of the page

    Click on the 'Start' button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

  2. 2
    at the lowest level or position, in status or success

    We should be able to beat the bottom team in the league.

    people in the bottom 25% of the earnings table

    come bottom (=get the worst result in a test or examination):

    In the last spelling test, I came bottom.

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