Definitions for hierarchicalˌhaɪ əˈrɑr kɪ kəl, haɪˈrɑr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hierarchical, hierarchal, hierarchic(adj)

    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"

GCIDE

  1. hierarchical(a.)

    Pertaining to a transitive relation between objects by which they may be ordered into a hierarchy; as, a hierarchical relation.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. hirarchique.]

Wiktionary

  1. hierarchical(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a hierarchy.

  2. hierarchical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastic or priestly order.

  3. hierarchical(Adjective)

    Classified or arranged according to various criteria into successive ranks or grades.

    It has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art. - source?

  4. Origin: Compare French hiérarchique

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hierarchical(adj)

    pertaining to a hierarchy

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. hirarchique.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edward Abbey:

    Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers-- obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls.

  2. John McFarlane:

    Barclays ... remains far too hierarchical, bureaucratic and group-centric, i therefore want to see much more streamlined processes.

  3. John McFarlane:

    Barclays ... remains far too hierarchical, bureaucratic and group-centric to deliver the required outcomes. I therefore want to see much more streamlined processes.

  4. John McFarlane:

    We need to accelerate the execution of the strategy, barclays ... remains far too hierarchical, bureaucratic and group-centric to deliver the required outcomes. I therefore want to see much more streamlined processes.

  5. Camille Paglia:

    The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.


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