Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) If something is hierarchical, it has levels, with higher levels being larger, more important, more powerful, etc.

Examples: (adjective) The society was rigidly hierarchical with priests, nobles and slaves, and a highly organised army. (adjective) The rules show the hierarchical structure of the company, with the owners and managers at the top.

Synonyms: adjectives: ranked, ordered.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 D