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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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In the second experiment, Galinsky and his co-authors examined the biological basis of hierarchal differentiation to determine whether individual differences play a role in the formation of naturally occurring hierarchies.
It is an interesting thought but not likely to happen anytime soon due to the hierarchal nature of the health sector.
It is supplied with BiNOX operating system software that supports Hierarchal QoS (HQoS), hardware based wire speed OAM, load balancing, VPLS/HVPLS and L2VPN optimised capabilities.
The Institute also praised the more inclusive, less hierarchal management style generally practiced by women small business owners because it is helping transform workplaces across the country.
The platform was very flexible and allowed for a highly scalable hierarchal structure.
The cataclysms that collectively are known as the Great Recession have replaced our hierarchal systems of job security with a meritocracy.
Organization charts in most hospitals are hierarchal, starting with the CEO or president and continuing down to include all employees.
This is based on the assumption that Bin Laden is standing at the head of a central and hierarchal organization that has as many branches around the world as there are armed groups proclaiming their affiliation with Al-Qaeda.
NNA - 31/3/2011 Progressive Socialist Party Head Walid Jumblatt regarded Syrian President Bashar Assad' s speech before People' s Council on Wednesday as opening positive horizons following the decisions taken by Baath Party Regional Command to achieve essential and hierarchal changes that fall in the interest of the Syrian people and contribute in consecrating Syrian national unity and internal stability, a statement by Jumblatt said.
The shift is also a sign of a more egalitarian India, where low-caste students from modest economic backgrounds not only are able to rise into the middle classes but also can act with more confidence in the classroom and workplace in this traditionally hierarchal society.
While hierarchal and political structures struggled, the Coptic laity, led by the noble class and the monasteries, not only survived bur also continued the legacy of Mark, Athanasius, Cyril, and the Holy Family tradition.
The manager must be the "boss," enforcing hierarchal mandates and, in the process, deflating the ambition and commitment of her employees.