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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]

hierarchy (hī´ərär´kē),

n 1. system of persons or things ranked one above the other.
n 2. in psychology and psychiatry, an organization of habits or concepts in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.

hierarchy

order of superiority; the arrangement of echelons of command.

court hierarchy
the way in which the courts in a country are arranged so that appeals can be carried from the lower to the higher courts.
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Chelsea defender Mancienne spent three months on loan at Molineux before being recalled to Stamford Bridge in the spring, but suitably impressed the Wolves hierachy to make them inquire about him again at the end of the season.
It is clear from last week's events that communication is crucial between supporters and the club's hierachy.
social hierachy has been comparatively fast and easy.
players eventually Real Madrid hierachy Again at Old Trafford last weekend, Mourinho reverted to type and in a deliberate attempt to deflect the headlines of an anaemic surrender against the enemy he sparked 'Milk Gate', a tunnel brawl which attempted to portray him as some sort of gladiatorial figure.
CARDIFF City boss Russell Slade appears to be facing a bleak future after we revealed Sunday's shock FA Cup defeat against Shrewsbury is being viewed as the beginning of the end by the club's hierachy.
He has been out of work since managing Stuttgart in the Bundesliga and will be known to United's scouting hierachy due to Graham Carr's extensive European travels.
You can only imagine what the hierachy at Preston North End thought.
By contrast, the Three Lions are a mix-and-match bunch with varied personal reasons to impress the hierachy but with no collective purpose.
Meanwhile, the Hampden hierachy have ruled out an SFA probe into alleged links between Charles Green and Craig Whyte.
However, his public attack on Chelsea's hierachy has only heightened speculation that he could be ready to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Seam bowling is the Riversiders' strongest suit but it is understood the Durham hierachy are dismayed at the club's poor performances in the shortest form of the game and a move for Claydon could help.
He has divided intermarriage with different races into a hierachy of categories: "Marriage with Chinese or Koreans is more desirable than with other Asians.