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


[ˌhaɪəˈrɑːkɪkəl] ADJjerárquico
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[haɪəˈrɑːrkɪkəl] adj [system, organization, structure] → hiérarchique
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(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.
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