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adjective as in characteristic of a ranked order

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Any one of these parts can be exploited in this hierarchical structure, leading to a ripple effect.

Until the 1990s, many office spaces favored a transparently hierarchical way of working.

DNS is how you find things on the internet, but uses a centralized, hierarchical system.

Human brains understand this part-whole composition by creating what’s called a “parse tree”—a branching diagram demonstrating the hierarchical relationship between the whole, its parts and subparts.

Certainly, there is potential here to outline the story of a woman wronged who then deliberately embraces the very traits that are deemed mad in a highly hierarchical, misogynist world.

One road leads to freedom, sharing, and equality; the other to endless spying, a hierarchical structure, and repression.

This makes ISIS a challenge for traditionally hierarchical organizations to counter.

She said Mars Hill “engages in heavy-handed discipline through a hierarchical structure.”

According to the hierarchical model of galaxy formation, the first galaxies were built out of smaller collections of matter.

What was once a far more hierarchical, top-down, and force-fed relationship is much flatter and more voluntary.

And you can imagine how noses were flattened against the windows to see all this hierarchical swelldom.

These half-caste gentlemen of leisure fall into a system of hierarchical gradations.

The principle of status runs through the entire hierarchical system, both visible and invisible.

But the following facts must not be overlooked:—First, the new conception of the Church was not yet a hierarchical one.

Consequently we find nothing more than traces of the hierarchical conception of the Church in Tertullian.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hierarchical, such as: null, ranked, stratified, graded, and ordered.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.