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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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But while they summarized knowledge, hierarchizing the different sciences so as, usually, to culminate in theology, Della magia has "theology," here Love, infiltrate into the sciences as the motivating force for their practice and, axiologically, their valuation.
Hayes also focuses on examples of systematic reason in which categories overlap, overflow, conflict, and generally fail to produce the linear, hierarchizing order commonly associated with Enlightenment rationality.
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However, this exclusive hierarchizing of poetic modes apart from social and literary contexts is not at all necessary.
True, the story is not framed as a life-and-death struggle between gods and demons, but it does begin with a theological debate becoming uncomfortably "warm" and leading to a chase, and it ends with the hierarchizing image of St.
With the domestic reading as the only reading possible, a selective reordering and hierarchizing of elements in the text becomes operational.