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hierarchical (adj.)

1560s, from hierarch + -ical. Related: Hierarchically.

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Definitions of hierarchical

hierarchical (adj.)
classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers;
in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first
it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art
Synonyms: hierarchal / hierarchic
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