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hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ar-kē, hī-rar'kē),
1. Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
2. In psychology and psychiatry, an organization of habits or concepts in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]

hierarchy

(hī′ə-rär′kē, hī′rär′-)
n. pl. hierar·chies
1. A group of persons or things organized into successive ranks or grades with each level subordinate to the one above: a career spent moving up through the military hierarchy.
2. Categorization or arrangement of a group of people or things into such ranks or grades: classification by hierarchy; discounting the effects of hierarchy.
3. A group of animals in which certain members or subgroups dominate or submit to others.

hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ahr-kē)
1. Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
2. psychology/psychiatry An organization of habits or concepts in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]

hierarchy

(in CLASSIFICATION) the system of ranking in a graded order from species to kingdom. see HIGHER CATEGORY.

hi·er·ar·chy

(hī'ĕr-ahr-kē)
Any system of people or things ranked one above the other.
[G. hierarchia, rule or power of the high priest]
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Borrowing from the concept of internalized racism, internalized racist nativism can be understood as the conscious or unconscious acceptance of a racist nativist heirarchy, where percieved white superitority asribes whites as native to the U.S.
Moreover, for Ibn Sina the heirarchy of Intellects and Souls of the spheres were identified with realities that in the language of religion were called angels.
For instance, the current model of recreational space compensation proposed by English Nature for the Surrey Heaths (see the 'heirarchy' panel) has the potential to constrain development in town centres--development that is otherwise very sustainable in terms of accessibility to services, high densities, use of previously developed land etc.
This heirarchy is evident enough in the case of cultures operating outside of the mainstream tradition, but it also applies to domestic populations within the West.
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Of course, we must remember that kingship, for Jesus, was the reverse of what it is considered today; it consists not of a heirarchy of privilege, but of right relations for all, justice and mercy, and transformative love that brings new life.
Managerial dilemmas: The political economy of heirarchy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Yet all of these schools were listed in the Scottish Catholic Directory as De La Salle Schools, and large number of Catholic Church heirarchy held reponsible positions in them.
At the uppermost level of this heirarchy, the targeted activity is viewed in terms of how the individual or subject (e.g., the teacher) initiating the action conceives of its underlying purpose or goal.
Discrimination training for persons with developmental disabilities: A comparison of the task demonstration model and the standard prompting heirarchy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 23,43-52.