hierarchical

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Hierarchical is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (RP) IPA: /ˌhaɪərˈɑːkɪkəl/
  • (US) IPA: /ˌhaɪˈrɑːrkɪkəl/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
hierarchical

Comparative
more hierarchical

Superlative
most hierarchical

  1. If something is hierarchical, it has levels, with higher levels being larger, more important, more powerful, etc.
    The rules show the hierarchical structure of the company.
    The society was rigidly hierarchical with priests, nobles and slaves, and a highly organised army.

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