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hierarchy

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhaɪərɑːki/ ( plural hierarchies)
a system in which the people within a company or organization are organized into levels according to the authority they have: Every organization has a hierarchy, and trying to understand that, and the systems and processes of the organization, is important.corporate/management/organizational/political, etc. hierachy Many kinds of work are more easily and cheaply managed in corporate hierarchies than by individuals doing deals in the market.
the people in the upper levels of a company or organization who control it: When the recommendations had been submitted and approved by the hierarchy, teams were established to manage the process of implementing them. →  See also Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Translations of “hierarchy”
in Spanish jerarquía…
in French hiérarchie…
in German die Hierarchie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等級制度, 統治集團…
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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