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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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Teacher Interaction patterns eliciting greater involvement Knowledge foster more complex levels of thinking, thinking that can be hierarchally organized and categorized according to The Framework of Cognitive Complexity (Bahr & Bahr, 2017).
(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.