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 (hī′ə-rär-kīz′, hī′rär-)
tr.v. hi·er·ar·chized, hi·er·ar·chiz·ing, hi·er·ar·chiz·es
To arrange in a hierarchy.

hi′er·ar·chi·za′tion (-kĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈhaɪəˌrɑːkˌaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to arrange in a hierarchy
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The Jews also are hierarchized into three main Jewish communities, the Baghdadis, the Bene Israels and Cochinis.
Software of the Mind, indulgence combines with an enhanced "perception of personal life control", "higher importance of leisure", of having friends and bonding, with positivity, a loose and less hierarchized society, extroversion and a less rigid discipline (ibidem: 291).
On the right bank, certain privileges granted by the Lao king of Luang Prabang--and, later, by French colonial authorities--aggravated tendencies towards a hierarchized clan society.
As Pierre Bourdieu (1999 [1993]: 124) put forward, 'there is no space in a hierarchized society that is not itself hierarchized and that does not express hierarchies and social distinctions'.
Briggs pays important attention to the tensions at the heart of the republican project that came into being in highly racialized and hierarchized social bodies.
For Dezeuze, the traditional opposition between stretcher and canvas has merely enabled their hierarchized and ultimately "idealist" coupling, one that privileges the taut screen for projection at the expense of the rigid yet concealed armature.
In the salience model, stakeholders are classified and hierarchized according to whether or not they have the attributes of power, legitimacy and urgency.
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These branches introduce different hierarchized nomological constraints in different steps: first, space-dependent forces versus velocity-dependent ones; then the space-dependent branch specializes into direct and indirect space-dependent; the direct space-dependent branch specializes in turn into linear negative space-dependent, etc.; the inverse space-dependent branch specializes into square inverse, etc.; at the bottom of every branch we have a totally specific law that is the version of the guiding principle for a specific phenomenon: pendula, gravitation, inclined planes, etc.