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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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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.
Moreover, Morrison's novel questions rigid separatism as ultimately destructive of coalitions that depend on forms of justice which remain grounded in inequitable power relations, particularly if the separatism functions on a patriarchal, hierarchical model; however, the text also explores the possibilities and even necessity of temporary forms of separatism in the formation of coalitions.
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.
Let's take a look at how hierarchical storage servers can be used to solve these problems.
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.

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