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Part of Speech: noun

Sense 1: A system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority.

Example sentence: In a corporate hierarchy, the CEO holds the highest position, followed by the department heads.

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Sense 2: The arrangement or classification of objects, concepts, or ideas into a graded or ranked order.

Example sentence: The hierarchy of needs proposed by Abraham Maslow suggests that physiological needs must be satisfied before higher-level needs.

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Sense 3: A system of religious or ecclesiastical officials' ranks or orders.

Example sentence: The Catholic Church has a well-defined hierarchy, with the Pope as the highest authority.

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