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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.


(ˌhaɪ əˈrɑr kɪ kəl, haɪˈrɑr-)

also hi`er•ar′chic,

of, belonging to, or characteristic of a hierarchy.
hi`er•ar′chi•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hierarchical - 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"
nonhierarchic, nonhierarchical - not classified hierarchically


adjective graded, ranked, graduated The traditional hierarchical system of military organization
تَدَرُّجي، تسلسلي
aşama sırasına aithiyerarşik


[ˌhaɪəˈrɑːkɪkəl] ADJjerárquico


[haɪəˈrɑːrkɪkəl] adj [system, organization, structure] → hiérarchique


(ˈhaiəraːki) noun
(an) arrangement (of usually people in a group, also things etc) in order of rank, importance etc.
hieˈrarchical (-ˈraː-) adjective

Notice the second r in hierarchy.
References in classic literature ?
And her picture of the minutely hierarchical constitution of the society of that city, which she presented to him in many different lights, was, to Winterbourne's imagination, almost oppressively striking.
Advanced standard SQL dynamic structured data modeling and hierarchical processing.
Based on interpretation of aerial photos of landslide slopes and micro-morphological components that reflect activity of mass movement, a landslide hazard rating system has been developed by application of the Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP).
This study used hierarchical linear regression to examine the effects of taking specific high school courses on students' ACT performance in English, Mathematics, and Science.
Software Planner Professional allows project managers to create and secure hierarchical project plans within a project and secure the project plans so that only specific people may access them.
First, I show that his definition should be interpreted as a hierarchical account of free will, one that emphasizes the idea that an agent's will is free if she is able to have the will she wants to have.
As part of a larger exploration of four school districts, this single case analyzes teachers' perceptions about the hierarchical or collaborative nature of decision making in their district and how this perception is related to their beliefs about who has influence over decision making.
To maintain the landmark status of hierarchical structure in the age of tear-downs and to make any sacrifice and bear any burden to protect, defend and obey the hierarchical constitution of reality: In short, to breathe life into the beached whale of hierarchy.
This test run, reported in the March 2003 issue of Bioinformatics, showed that KL clustering performed better at sorting microarray data than the standard method of hierarchical clustering, which uses a different algorithm to measure the similarity of genes.
IMS is the most widely deployed hierarchical Database Management System (DBMS) for IBM mainframes.
This group continued to enhance many of the functions that define the product today including disaster recovery, hierarchical storage management, enterprise configuration, Web interfaces and exploitation of storage area networks.
Supreme Court has definitively ruled (in the Serbian Orthodox Diocese case) that where a teaching of a hierarchical church [which the Roman Catholic Church definitely is] is in issue in a case before the civil courts, the civil court must accept as definitive the opinion of the highest ranking ecclesiastical officer who has addressed the issue in dispute.