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 for hierarchical
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hierarchic \hi`er*arch"ic\, hierarchical \hi`er*arch"ic*al\, a.
     [Cf. F. hi['e]rarchique.]
     Of or pertaining to a hierarchy; ordered in a hierarchy. --
     Hi`er*arch`ic*al*ly, adv.
     Syn: hierarchical, hierarchal.
          [1913 Webster]
     2. Pertaining to a transitive relation between objects by
        which they may be ordered into a hierarchy; as, a
        hierarchical relation.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: classified according to various criteria into successive
             levels or layers; "it has been said that only a
             hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can
             produce works of art"; "in her hierarchical set of values
             honesty comes first" [syn: hierarchical, hierarchal,
             hierarchic] [ant: nonhierarchic, nonhierarchical]

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