Definitions for "Hierarchy of needs"
Abraham Maslow's arrangement of needs in the order of their motivational priority, ranging from physiological needs to the needs for self- actualization and transcendence. (378)
a theory of motivation that suggests a person will satisfy lower-level needs before attempting to satisfy higher-level needs; in sequential stages, a person will satisfy his or her physiological needs first, and then, in order, his or her safety needs, love and belongingness needs, esteem needs and, finally, self-actualization (self-fulfillment) needs. A theory of psychologist Abraham Maslow.
Maslow's rank order of needs that motivate human behavior. (443)