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hierarchical

A structure made up of different levels like a company organization chart. The higher levels have control or precedence over the lower levels. Hierarchical structures are a one-to-many relationship; each item having one or more items below it. See hierarchical navigation and hierarchical addressing.

File Systems Are Hierarchical
The system for organizing files on a hard drive or SSD is structured as a hierarchy. The desktop is often placed at the top of the hierarchy, followed by folders and subfolders within the folders. See folder, Win Explorer and file system.
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The Tessent Hierarchical ATPG flow uses a divide-and-conquer approach to break down the overall ATPG task into smaller, more manageable pieces.
Four questions focus the data analysis: 1) To what degree are the district and the schools perceived to be hierarchical or collaborative in their approach to decision making?
Now that the great hierarchical champion has died and they are not quite certain of how authoritarian Benedict will be, can and should these dedicated men shake off the dream that has so obsessed them?
The IBM CommonStore family of applications, for example, uses Tivoli Storage Manager for archive and document storage with hierarchical storage manager support for e-mail attachments.
The fallacy fatal to the judgment of the Illinois Supreme Court is that it rests upon an impermissible rejection of the decisions of the highest ecclesiastical tribunals of this hierarchical Church upon the issues in dispute, and impermissibly substitutes its own inquiry into church polity and resolutions based thereon of those disputes.
Holding onto the "logic of hierarchical opposition," the town must continually enforce its borders, given that defining "an identity, a closed totality, always depends on excluding some elements" (Young 303).
He says most organizations have hierarchical management structures, but the health care system behaves more like a biological system, which is not hierarchical.
Agilent offers state-of-the-art hierarchical design methodology and an excellent design-for-test capability that provides unsurpassed test coverage.
While neither the gendered nature of office work nor its hierarchical character were inevitable, Strom insists, both resulted from conscious management choices and strategies.
The "new manager" utilizes quality circles, project teams, task forces, and work groups in a way that was unheard of and impossible in hierarchical days.
However, a hierarchical (tree) model proposed recently by Gati and his associates (Benyamini & Gati, 1987; Gati, 1979) for representing the structure of occupational interest fields appears to be quite appropriate for this kind of computer application.
As geometries continue to shrink, the complexity of hierarchical design is growing dramatically.

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