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Gradation vs. Hierarchy

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Gradationnoun

A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.

Hierarchynoun

A body of authoritative officials organized in nested ranks.

Gradationnoun

A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.

Hierarchynoun

A social, religious, economic or political system or organization in which people or groups of people are ranked with some superior to others based on their status, authority or some other trait.

Gradationnoun

The act of gradating or arranging in grades.

Hierarchynoun

Any group of objects ranked so that every one but the topmost is subordinate to a specified one above it.

Gradationnoun

Any degree or relative position in an order or series.

Hierarchynoun

Dominion or authority in sacred things.

Gradationnoun

(countable) A calibration marking.

Hierarchynoun

A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of ecclesiastical rulers.

Gradationnoun

(music) A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.

Hierarchynoun

A form of government administered in the church by patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in an inferior degree, by priests.

Gradationnoun

(music) A diatonic succession of chords.

Hierarchynoun

A rank or order of holy beings.

‘Standards and gonfalons . . . for distinction serveOf hierarchies, of orders, and degrees.’;

Gradationnoun

(phonetics) Apophony.

Hierarchynoun

Any group of objects ranked so that every one but the topmost is subordinate to a specified one above it; also, the entire set of ordering relations between such objects. The ordering relation between each object and the one above is called a hierarchical relation.

Gradationverb

(transitive) To form with gradations.

Hierarchynoun

a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system;

‘put honesty first in her hierarchy of values’;

Gradationnoun

The act of progressing by regular steps or orderly arrangement; the state of being graded or arranged in ranks; as, the gradation of castes.

Hierarchynoun

the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

Gradationnoun

The act or process of bringing to a certain grade.

Hierarchy

A hierarchy (from Greek: ἱεραρχία, hierarkhia, 'rule of a high priest', from hierarkhes, 'president of sacred rites') is an arrangement of items (objects, names, values, categories, etc.) that are represented as being , , or one another. Hierarchy is an important concept in a wide variety of fields, such as philosophy, architecture, design, mathematics, computer science, organizational theory, systems theory, systematic biology, and the social sciences (especially political philosophy).

‘above’; ‘below’; ‘at the same level as’;

Gradationnoun

Any degree or relative position in an order or series.

‘The several gradations of the intelligent universe.’;

Gradationnoun

A gradual passing from one tint to another or from a darker to a lighter shade, as in painting or drawing.

Gradationnoun

A diatonic ascending or descending succession of chords.

Gradationverb

To form with gradations.

Gradationnoun

relative position in a graded series;

‘always a step behind’; ‘subtle gradations in color’; ‘keep in step with the fashions’;

Gradationnoun

a degree of ablaut

Gradationnoun

the act of arranging in grades

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