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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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The intrinsic properties of the internal-A1 have been analysed with respect to the different priority hierarchies, and show that a typical internal-A1 is always a simple term, especially non-specific indefinite (75.5%), plural (84.7%) and third person (91.2%), which in most of the cases refers to a concrete first-order entity (96.0%) and is preferably human (91.7%).
Since a user can define many hierarchies for a specific dimension, these hierarchies can be used to perform "what if" analyses on the data without making any changes to the underlying data.
While obviously true, there are far more serious examples of educational inequity owed to hierarchies that go unmentioned here.
While the practical benefits of conceptually sound class hierarchies are still arguable, there is another, very pragmatic reason to enforce the rule of letting only leaf classes have instances: it protects the rest of the class hierarchy from ad hoc alterations made to individual class definitions.
Within the hierarchies, specific discussions were selected if they suggested that the discourse would lend itself to interdisciplinary topic-centered discussion.
In Greek, "hieros" meant "sacred" and "arkho" meant "rule," with the term being applied initially to ecclesiastical hierarchies. This element of rule or command is important in strictly economic hierarchies, but is not important in nonhuman ecological hierarchies.(2) A general view would be that a hierarchy is an ordered structure consisting of ranked levels.
It is always interesting to explore any new procedure for generating integrable couplings for different soliton hierarchies, even from existing non-semisimple Lie algebras.
However, Shakespeare did not wish to upset or subvert the traditional hierarchies of the Elizabethan world.
The decorative arts are noticed more widely now and then in fine-art circles, effectively deflating categorical hierarchies of media and genres--having been brought into the museum context to widen the scope of modernism so that it might be thought more as a history of making.
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PET scans were repeated after the monkeys were moved into larger cages, grouping four animals per cage, and given time to establish social hierarchies.
Dionysius the Aeropagite was the first one to write a systematic treatise on the different hierarchies of angels: De hierarchibus coelestibus (The Celestial Hierarchies).