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Meaning of HIERARCHY

Pronunciation:  'hIu`rârkee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
  2. [n]  a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system; "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"
 

HIERARCHY is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: pecking order, power structure
 
 See Also: administration, brass, data hierarchy, establishment, governance, governing body, organisation, organization, series, system, taxonomy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hi"er*arch`y\, n.; pl. {Hierarchies}. [Gr. ?: cf. F.
hi['e]rarchie.]
1. Dominion or authority in sacred things.

2. A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and
   orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of
   ecclesiastical rulers.

3. A form of government administered in the church by
   patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in
   an inferior degree, by priests. --Shipley.

4. A rank or order of holy beings.

         Standards and gonfalons . . . for distinction serve
         Of hierarchies, of orders, and degrees. --Milton.



 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

An organisation with few things, or one thing, at the top and with several things below each other thing. An inverted tree structure. Examples in computing include a directory hierarchy where each directory may contain files or other directories; a hierarchical network (see hierarchical routing), a class hierarchy in object-oriented programming.

 
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