from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a hierarchy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to a hierarchy.
- adj. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastic or priestly order.
- adj. Classified or arranged according to various criteria into successive ranks or grades.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hierarchic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers
Workers in hierarchical workplaces cannot reasonably be expected to identify themselves if their opinions might touch upon their workplaces -- that's a disciplinary issue for most workers & most employers.
There's religious dissent on that score and a lot of controversy over whether one should go in hierarchical order.
Lists of one to 413 colleges, or others from one to 713 colleges or still others from one to 1,013 colleges are those I define as hierarchical and cumulatively register as useless for one simple reason: they forgot their audience.
Apes usually live in hierarchical groups in which the champs get all the sweet poon tang, top spot on the tree tastiest banana, that sort of thing.
My second-year summer paper also involved dual prices, this time in hierarchical linear programs, and it was published in Management Science.
It's not just following the rules laid down, and it's not just moving from modality to modality in hierarchical order.
File logs are shown in hierarchical log views with quick access to file content diffs.
Bureaucracies refer to the use of secretive, codified information to achieve co-ordination; the approach is sometimes called hierarchical co-ordination.
I’ve detailed the kind of person who makes an excellent disciplinarian of pubescent males — male, a high school diploma but not necessarily a college diploma, not stupid but not intellectual, and experienced in hierarchical organizations with strong discipline traditions, such as a Marine sergeant or assistant football coach.
It's important for people with standing in society to wear it, he said, referring to the hierarchical nature of Japanese society.