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hierarchy

noun [C] uk   /ˈhaɪə.rɑː.ki/  us   /ˈhaɪr.ɑːr-/
C2 a system in which people or things are arranged according to their importance: Some monkeys have a very complex social hierarchy. He rose quickly through the political hierarchy to become party leader. the people in the upper levels of an organization who control it
hierarchical
adjective uk   /ˌhaɪəˈrɑː.kɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌhaɪrˈɑːr-/
C2 It's a very hierarchical organization in which everyone's status is clearly defined.
hierarchically
adverb uk   /ˌhaɪəˈrɑː.kɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌhaɪrˈɑːr-/
The company is hierarchically structured.
Translations of “hierarchy”
in Vietnamese hệ thống thứ bậc…
in Spanish jerarquía…
in Thai การจัดระบบตามลำดับขั้น…
in Malaysian hierarki…
in French hiérarchie…
in German die Hierarchie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等級制度, 統治集團…
in Indonesian hierarki…
in Russian иерархия…
in Turkish hiyerarşi, rütbe/makam/mevkî/yetki sırası/düzeni…
in Chinese (Simplified) 等级制度, 统治集团…
in Polish hierarchia…
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