hierarchical

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adjective hi·er·ar·chi·cal \ˌhī-(ə-)ˈrär-ki-kəl also hir-ˈär-\
variants: or

hierarchic

play \ˌhī-(ə-)ˈrär-kik also hir-ˈär-\

Definition of hierarchical

  1. :  of, relating to, or arranged in a hierarchy a hierarchical society a hierarchical order in the church

hierarchically

play \ˌhī-(ə-)ˈrär-ki-k(ə-)lē also hir-ˈär-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of hierarchical

see hierarchy


First Known Use: 1561

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms



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