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English noun: hierarchy

1. hierarchy (group) a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system


SamplesPut honesty first in her hierarchy of values.


Broader (hypernym)series


Narrower (hyponym)celestial hierarchy, data hierarchy, taxonomy


Part meronymscheme, system

2. hierarchy (group) the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body


Synonymspecking order, power structure


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Part meronymadministration, brass, establishment, governance, governing body, organisation, organization


Member holonymhierarch









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