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HIERARCHY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hierarchy mean? 

HIERARCHY (noun)
  The noun HIERARCHY has 2 senses:

1. a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
2. the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

  Familiarity information: HIERARCHY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HIERARCHY (noun)


Sense 1hierarchy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

put honesty first in her hierarchy of values

Hypernyms ("hierarchy" is a kind of...):

series (similar things placed in order or happening one after another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hierarchy"):

celestial hierarchy (the collective body of angels)

data hierarchy (an arrangement of data consisting of sets and subsets such that every subset of a set is of lower rank than the set)

taxonomy (a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc)

Holonyms ("hierarchy" is a part of...):

scheme; system (a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole)


Sense 2hierarchy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

pecking order; power structure; hierarchy

Hypernyms ("hierarchy" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Holonyms ("hierarchy" is a part of...):

administration; brass; establishment; governance; governing body; organisation; organization (the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something)


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