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Adjective: hierarchical  ,hI-u'raa(r)-ki-kul
  1. Classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers
    "it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"; "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first";
    - hierarchal, hierarchic

See also: class-conscious, gradable, graded, ranked, stratified, vertical

Antonym: nonhierarchical

Encyclopedia: Hierarchical