UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhaɪərɑːrki/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhaɪəˌrɑrki, ˈhaɪrɑr-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(hīə rär′kē, hīrär-)

Inflections of 'hierarchy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": hierarchies
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [strict, rigid] hierarchy
  2. the [company, company's, organization's, organizational] hierarchy
  3. the structure of the hierarchy
  4. the hierarchy's structure
  5. a (complex) social hierarchy
  6. the political hierarchy
  7. is at the [top, bottom] of the hierarchy
  8. [lower down, higher up] in the hierarchy
  9. a hierarchy of social classes
  10. work your way up (through) the hierarchy
  11. has moved [up] the [corporate, social] hierarchy
  12. [describe, outline] the hierarchy

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