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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hi·er·ar·chy /ˈhaɪ(ə)ˌrɑrki ||ˈhɪ(ə)rˌɑr-/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 層次 HIR

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hi·er·arch·y n.; pl. Hierarchies
 1. Dominion or authority in sacred things.
 2. A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of ecclesiastical rulers.
 3. A form of government administered in the church by patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in an inferior degree, by priests.
 4. A rank or order of holy beings.
 Standards and gonfalons . . . for distinction serve
 Of hierarchies, of orders, and degrees.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a
           system; "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"
      2: the organization of people at different ranks in an
         administrative body [syn: power structure, pecking