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Meaning of "hierarchy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HIERARCHY

From Medieval Latin hierarchia, from Late Greek hierarkhia, from hierarkhēs high priest.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HIERARCHY

hierarchy  [ˈhaɪəˌrɑːkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HIERARCHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hierarchy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HIERARCHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hierarchy

Hierarchy

A hierarchy is an arrangement of items in which the items are represented as being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another. Abstractly, a hierarchy can be modelled mathematically as a rooted tree: the root of the tree forms the top level, and the children of a given vertex are at the same level, below their common parent. However, a rooted tree does not allow for items to be "at the same level as" one another, since a tree prohibits cycles. To accommodate this, a hierarchy can be modeled using a graph or a pre-order relation on the set of items. Alternatively, items of like type can be grouped together, and the hierarchy can be modeled using a partial order relation on the set of sets-of-like-items. A hierarchy can link entities either directly or indirectly, and either vertically or horizontally. The only direct links in a hierarchy, insofar as they are hierarchical, are to one's immediate superior or to one of one's subordinates, although a system that is largely hierarchical can also incorporate alternative hierarchies. Indirect hierarchical links can extend "vertically" upwards or downwards via multiple links in the same direction, following a path.

Definition of hierarchy in the English dictionary

The first definition of hierarchy in the dictionary is a system of persons or things arranged in a graded order. Other definition of hierarchy is a body of persons in holy orders organized into graded ranks. Hierarchy is also the collective body of those so organized.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HIERARCHY


Abnaki
æbˈnɑːkɪ
darkie
ˈdɑːkɪ
darky
ˈdɑːkɪ
Faliraki
ˌfælɪˈrɑːkɪ
heterarchy
ˈhɛtərɑːkɪ
Iraki
ɪˈrɑːkɪ
Iraqi
ɪˈrɑːkɪ
kaki
ˈkɑːkɪ
Kawasaki
ˌkɑːwəˈsɑːkɪ
khaki
ˈkɑːkɪ
Nagasaki
ˌnɑːɡəˈsɑːkɪ
patriarchy
ˈpeɪtrɪˌɑːkɪ
saki
ˈsɑːkɪ
sparky
ˈspɑːkɪ
squirarchy
ˈskwaɪərɑːkɪ
squirearchy
ˈskwaɪəˌrɑːkɪ
Starkey
ˈstɑːkɪ
tetrarchy
ˈtɛtrɑːkɪ
trierarchy
ˈtraɪəˌrɑːkɪ
Yamasaki
ˌjæməˈsɑːkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HIERARCHY

hieracium
hieracosphinges
hieracosphinx
hierarch
hierarchal
hierarchic
hierarchical
hierarchically
hierarchies
hierarchise
hierarchism
hierarchize
hieratic
hieratica
hieratical
hieratically
hierocracies
hierocracy
hierocrat
hierocratic

WORDS THAT END LIKE HIERARCHY

absolute monarchy
anarchy
autarchy
chiliarchy
churchy
constitutional monarchy
diarchy
Dual Monarchy
eparchy
ethnarchy
gynarchy
heptarchy
limited monarchy
matriarchy
monarchy
nomarchy
oligarchy
phylarchy
polyarchy
starchy
synarchy

Synonyms and antonyms of hierarchy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HIERARCHY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hierarchy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hierarchy

Translation of «hierarchy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HIERARCHY

Find out the translation of hierarchy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hierarchy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hierarchy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

等级制度
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jerarquía
570 millions of speakers

English

hierarchy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पदानुक्रम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التسلسل الهرمي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

иерархия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hierarquia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যাজকতন্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hiérarchie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hierarki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hierarchie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

階層性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위계질서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hirarki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hệ thống phân cấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படிநிலையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पदानुक्रम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hiyerarşi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gerarchia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hierarchia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ієрархія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ierarhie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιεραρχία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hiërargie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hierarki
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hierarki
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hierarchy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HIERARCHY»

The term «hierarchy» is very widely used and occupies the 17.633 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hierarchy

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10 QUOTES WITH «HIERARCHY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hierarchy.
1
Gordon W. Allport
We cannot know the young child's personality by studying his systems of interest, for his attention is as yet too labile, his reactions impulsive, and interests unformed. From adolescence onward, however, the surest clue to personality is the hierarchy of interests, including the loves and loyalties of adult life.
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Anita Borg
The Internet enables us to share the ideas we have without having to create another hierarchy.
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William S. Burroughs
Visual art and writing don't exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can't do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating.
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Rocco Buttiglione
One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are from which one takes inspiration, and in a democratic society this is the subject of continuous democratic debate.
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James Caan
I've never been difficult to anybody or with anybody on a picture. Especially when you're in that nice status of hierarchy of actors and actresses who get to approve directors. Because once you make that choice, it's my belief that the director's boss.
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David Carr
We live in an age where there is a firehose of information, and there is no hierarchy of what is important and what is not. Where the truth is often fashioned through a variety of digital means. Are you your avatar? Who are you in social media? What face do you turn toward the world? How much does it have in common with who you actually are?
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Manish Dayal
In an Indian kitchen, the focus is on getting the job or dish done right in whatever way possible; however, in a French kitchen there's a clear hierarchy, and a chef has to know where their skills are and not go beyond them.
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Tim DeKay
There tends to be this hierarchy of film and television, and theater is somewhere else in its own milieu. However, as actors, yes, we love to do theater because it's our story. Nobody can edit it, the curtain goes up, and it's ours for two hours or three, or whatever. And we tell it.
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David Deutsch
The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations.
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Mary Douglas
Hierarchy is is much reviled in the present day.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HIERARCHY»

Discover the use of hierarchy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hierarchy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior
This book will be a key document in the study of the evolutionary basis of genuine altruism.
Christopher BOEHM, Christopher Boehm, 2009
2
Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights
This book takes an inductive approach to the question of whether there is a hierarchy in international law, with human rights obligations trumping other duties.
Erika De Wet, Jure Vidmar, 2012
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The Conspirators Hierarchy: The Committee Of 300
When most people attempt to address our problems, they speak or write about them. This book tells precisely who they are, and what they have planned for our future.
John Coleman, 1997
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Hierarchy: Persistence and Transformation in Social Formations
Louis Dumont's concept of hierarchy continues to inspire social scientists. Using it as their starting point, the contributors to this volume introduce both fresh empirical material and new theoretical considerations.
Knut M. Rio, Olaf H. Smedal, 2013
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Models, Methods, Concepts & Applications of the Analytic ...
The simplest form used to structure a decision problem is a hierarchy consisting of three levels: the goal of the decision at the top level, followed by a second level consisting of the criteria by which the alternatives, located in the third level, will ...
Thomas L. Saaty, Luis G. Vargas, 2012
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Social Dominance: An Intergroup Theory of Social Hierarchy ...
This book employs social dominance theory to understand social hierarchy and oppression.
Jim Sidanius, Felicia Pratto, 2001
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Israel’s Death Hierarchy: Casualty Aversion in a Militarized ...
In Israel’s Death Hierarchy, Yagil Levy uses Israel as a compelling case study to explore the global dynamics and security implications of casualty sensitivity.
Yagil Levy, 2012
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Hierarchy of Recovery: From Abstinence to Self-Actualization
When they maintain recovery because they wish to thrive, they have taken an important step toward self-actualization. Hierarchy of Recovery explores these principles in an engaging discussion.
Robert S. Helgoe, 2002
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Hierarchy and Egalitarianism in Islamic Thought
A wide-ranging 1997 study of Arabic and Persian literature, contrasting the egalitarian ideal of early Islam with the hierarchical impulses of the classical period.
Louise Marlow, 2002
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The Hierarchy of States: Reform and Resistance in the ...
The Hierarchy of States succeeds and replaces Clark's Reform and Resistance in the International Order (CUP, 1980).
Ian Clark, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HIERARCHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hierarchy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Where Are You On A Hierarchy Of Investor Needs? - Forbes
Have you heard of “Maslow's hierarchy of needs?” It's a psychological theory saying that we need to have certain basic needs like survival and ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Steelers aren't going anywhere in Pittsburgh's hierarchy of sports …
While the Pirates recent success has created a baseball resurgence in Pittsburgh, their time as the city's No. 1 team has long passed. Tweet ... «Behind the Steel Curtain, Jul 15»
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KOPE: The hierarchy of health care
There are hospitals, then, there are hospitals, and all fit within a hierarchy of health care treatment levels that is sometimes confusing to those ... «Sierra Vista Herald, Jul 15»
4
Fitch Publishes Updated Global SF & Covered Bonds Criteria …
The updated hierarchy report organizes all SF and CVB criteria reports based on applicability to different market sectors and provides direct ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
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The Hierarchy of Investor Needs
There is a hierarchy of investor needs, in other words. Some investing skills have to be mastered before any other skills matter at all. Here's a ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»
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Gibb denies 'hierarchy' of schools
He said: “The honourable gentleman is also wrong to say that we see schools as a hierarchy with academies at the top and maintained schools ... «Schools Week, Jul 15»
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Networked Physics and an Optimal Bounding Volume Hierarchy
To me it doesn't make sense to add dynamic objects to a spatial hierarchy. They only collide with static geometry anyway, and it means that if I ... «GameDev.net, Jul 15»
8
Michigan-Nike partnership matters in Big Ten hierarchy
The Maize and Blue Swoosh is a powerful symbol, perhaps the most lucrative logo in college athletics -- and it's coming back to the Big Ten. «ESPN, Jul 15»
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The 5 Types Of Organizational Structures: Part 1, The Hierarchy
I've talked about several workplace practices and approaches that are quite out-dated, and the hierarchy is one of them. According to Wikipedia ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
Second Opinion: The Catholic hierarchy still doesn't get child abuse
His claim that the Catholic Church hierarchy did not understand paedophilia is irrelevant, and a distraction. No one needs to understand ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hierarchy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hierarchy>. Jul 2020 ».
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