nonhierarchical

adjective non·hi·er·ar·chi·cal \ ˌnän-ˌhī-(ə-)ˈrär-ki-kəl also -hir-ˈär- \
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of nonhierarchical

: not hierarchical; especially : not divided into, organized by, or involving different levels of importance or status
  • a nonhierarchical organization/structure
  • All great groups have extraordinary leaders. It's a paradox, really, because great groups tend to be collegial and nonhierarchical, peopled by singularly competent individuals who often have an anti-authoritarian streak.
  • —Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman

nonhierarchically

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

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1910

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