Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a hierarchic manner; in conformity to ecclesiastical authority, influence, or interests; by a system of government resembling that of the church.
- adv. Of, relating to, or arranged in a hierarchy
- adv. Pertaining to a transitive relation between objects by which they may be ordered into a hierarchy.
- adv. in a hierarchical manner
- hierarchical + -ly (Wiktionary)
“An extension of this graph representation, namely hierarchically structured or compound graphs, in which a member of a biological network may recursively contain a sub-network of a somehow logically similar group of biological objects, provides many additional benefits for analysis of biological pathways, including reduction of complexity by decomposition into distinct components or modules.”
“A highly requested feature for labels, though, comes from the world of folders: the ability to organize labels hierarchically, "Manu Cornet, software engineer at Google, explained.”
“My first 3D demo, a hierarchically modelled scene using OpenGL, including ms3d model loading and skeletal animation.”
“It concerns the division of the world, hierarchically, into microcells.”
“If viewed hierarchically, this model has an organizational criterion of ancestor-descendant relationship, and the entity at the highest level of organization is first life.”
“Many liturgical acts are hierarchically ordered: with a role for the Bishop and priest, for the deacon, for those lay people who are assigned a liturgical role as defined by the Church, and for all the people of God.”
“We knocked the stuffing out of the stratified, hierarchically organized wuss teams.”
“His advisors consistently used "terrorist network" to refer to hierarchically organized, top-down command and control structures, with globalized reach connecting like-minded groups.”
“All of the facts discovered by scientists working in narrow specializations turn out to be hierarchically organized by chronology, scale and thresholds of emergent complexity.”
“Furthermore, they are related to each other, often hierarchically.”
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