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 (hī′ə-rär′kĭ-kəl, hī-rär′-) or hi·er·ar·chic (-kĭk) or hi·er·ar·chal (-rär′kəl)
Of or relating to a hierarchy.

hi′er·ar′chi·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.hierarchal - classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers; "it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"; "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"
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2011) suggest financial ecologies add up into a broader financial system (see also Lai, 2016), I eschew this more structuralist imaginary in which a single system sits hierarchally above 'local' ecologies.
Objective: "MULTIMAT addresses (1) the industrial and societal need for affordable materials that have a highly defined and large porosity together with the required (mechanical, chemical and/or thermal) robustness for application in thermal insulation, catalysts, fuel cells and oil spill remediation and (2) the scientific need to better understand the mechanisms underlying the assembly of small building blocks into larger structures that are ordered hierarchally across multiple scales ("multiscale assembly").
For the Creoles--regardless of being "in-between" or "outside"--both states represent the subject's inability to fully belong to racial/ethnic communities derived from hierarchally polarized histories of European colonialism.