HyperDic: hierarchical

English > 1 sense of the word hierarchical:
ADJECTIVEallhierarchical, hierarchal, hierarchicclassified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers
hierarchical > pronunciation
Soundshhay.raa'rkahkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > hierarchical: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningclassified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers.
Examples
  • "it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"
  • "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"
Synonymshierarchal, hierarchic
Narrowerclass-conscious, stratified(used of society) socially hierarchical
gradablecapable of being graded (for quality or rank or size etc.)
graded, ranked, stratifiedArranged in a sequence of grades or ranks
verticalOf or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group)
Oppositenonhierarchical, nonhierarchicnot classified hierarchically
Spanishjerárquico
Catalanjeràrquic
Nounshierarchya series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
Adverbshierarchicallyin a hierarchical manner

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