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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.hierarchic - 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"


adj, hierarchically
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We need to clarify and re-emphasize the symbiotic rather than hierarchic relationship between the General Assembly and the Security Council.
Its considerable population, 100-130 million compared with Europe's 50-55 million in the fifteenth century; it's remarkable culture; it's exceedingly fertile and irrigated plains, linked by a splendid canal system since the eleventh century and its unified hierarchic administration run by a well-educated Confucian bureaucracy had given a coherence and sophistication to Chinese society which was the envy of foreign visitors.
It seems that the leadership perceives advantages of this necessity - otherwise elections would have been abolished already (of course, it is only a facade of responsibility towards the people as strong hierarchic patterns still divide the ruling from the ruled class).
Previous studies also reported positive relationship between social cynicism and hierarchic self-interest (Rupf & Boehnke, 2002), self-enhancement (Bond et al.
I think the European understanding of religious life, the hierarchic understanding of religious life, and the understanding of religious life from inside a women's congregation in the United States are three different understandings," she said.
Eschewing the enduring fables of imperial (and more recent metropolitan) conceit, the traditionally hierarchic and no longer apposite homogenizing tales of patriarchic nationalist romance, and the too categorically set dichotomies of immediately precursory postcolonial "writing back" to the empire postures and modalities, its texts offer more densely woven, regularly border-crossing depictions of Antillean America, its conflicting and evolving notions of nation, citizenship, and identity.
Optimization by Decomposition: A Step from Hierarchic to Non-hierarchic Systems," Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, NASA CP-3031, Hampton, 1988.
The problem that Mannion and Davies (1) identify can be stated as the intrinsic difficulty of upward communication across hierarchic or professional status boundaries.
What made the difference was the "equality of humans in the face of their maker," the "Christian understanding of the soul's relationship to God," which did away with the ancient hierarchic worldview.
The Spain chapter has a figure of the hierarchic structure of departments involved in legal investigations.
In such a system characterized by hierarchic, oppressive and top-down measures, who can conduct opposition in a democratic way?
In this practical guide, author Pernille Ripp presents a plan of action for changing school from following the traditional hierarchic model to a democratic one.