nonhierarchical


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nonhierarchical

(ˌnɒnhaɪəˈrɑːkɪkəl)
adj
lacking hierarchical structure; egalitarian
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Adj.1.nonhierarchical - not classified hierarchically
hierarchal, hierarchic, 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"
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No one is lost in the life of the community because there is the feminine gift of reaching out to one another, being relational and nonhierarchical. Places and spaces are created for people to connect with others and themselves in a healthy way.
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As an exercise in abundance and uselessness, the Sillishop was an open-ended, nonhierarchical space wherein each object's worth was determined by the artist, who valued not only rarity but the odd incongruity between figure and phrase or handpainting by a former owner.
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