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This produces support without a cumbersome hierarchical structure. Christianity Today (2000)Their hierarchical structure is much the same as that of the first factories of the industrial revolution. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She thinks the hierarchical structure of the family was also a factor. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most business people tend to adopt a very hierarchical structure. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The general trend was towards more hierarchical social systems. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)He hopes he has made the organisation less bureaucratic and hierarchical. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a less hierarchical approach. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are well run, hierarchical groups structured like businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then they get back into the office and they are presented with this 1970s hierarchical structure. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The working-class family is generally more hierarchical in structure. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Given its own hierarchical structures, she was not likely to rise to a leadership role. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)The means it has evolved to guarantee these ends is a hierarchical system as strict and successful as any in the animal world. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Before the onset of an enlarged backroom staff, it was a strictly hierarchical system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the same time, the hierarchical organization gives the most individual freedom. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)The original plan was as hierarchical as Victorian society, and as grubby. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is, of course, a hierarchical society. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Subsequent promotion, usually involving transfer to another establishment, followed a hierarchical structure. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)This brings us to one of the harsh realities of Elizabethan life: the whole of society is intensely hierarchical. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: hierarchical ADJECTIVE
A hierarchical system or organization is one in which people have different ranks or positions, depending on how important they are.
...the traditional hierarchical system of military organization.
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