hierarchical

  

Definition

Having a structure consisting of multiple levels. A hierarchical business structure would mean that the chain of command looks like a pyramid, with a large base of workers, who are directly supervised by the smaller level above them, who are in turn supervised by the level above them, continuing on to the top ranking officer such as the company President or CEO. Alternatively, anything which can be broken down into a series of levels which range from broad to specific can be considered hierarchical.

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  • When you are starting out in the business world you will be at the bottom of the hierarchical platform hoping to move your way up.

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  • I recognized that the fraternity was run with a hierarchical structure because Ted seemed to be completely dominating the meeting.

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  • If the hierarchical structure of my workplace were represented as a drawing of a person, it would look like a very obese man with a tiny head and skinny legs.

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