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- 1. hierarchical (vs. nonhierarchical), hierarchal, hierarchic, class-conscious, stratified, gradable, graded, ranked, stratified, vertical
- usage: 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"
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