(n) An ordered set of elements in which each element belongs to a specific level. An element at each level can be a parent to elements below it on the hierarchy, or a child to elements above it, or both. Hierarchies are used to describe the organization of files in a computer system, or geometric primitives in a CAD model.
social structure of a wolf pack
Hierarchy is a top down organizational structure.
Structure used for organizing users or content. Very useful for logically organizing a site, resulting in faster and easier searching.
Hierarchy is the condition being composed of (nested) subunits (Kolasa and Pickett 1989) The term hierarchy is often applied to any representation of the hierarchical structure or ordering of parts, concepts, or levels. See also Specification Hierarchy and Scalar Hierarchy (Salthe 1991). Heterarchy Hierarchy in which some levels of organization are populated by entities of different scale (rampant interactional complexity) (Salthe 1985). Hierarchy is a partial ordering of sets (Bossort et al. 1978).
A hierarchy defines the navigating path for drilling up and drilling down. All attributes in a hierarchy belong to the same dimension.
Device used to allow variable numbers of players to play a module (especially a freeform). Characters differ in their level of importance to the plot(s), ranging from pivotal characters (hopefully played by GMs or GM plants, more often played by the writers' friends) to utterly peripheral characters who can be omitted at no cost to anyone else (often given to known idiots or people the writer doesn't like).
A structure of components that is completely contained within a higher component.
Some parts of the FOAPAL, particularly funds and organizations, are created in a hierarchical format so that certain codes are "under" other, higher codes. The code at the top of a hierarchy can be used in queries to "lump together" all the codes underneath it. This is commonly used in area-wide budget management to look at expenditures that are broken down into smaller units, such as an academic discipline with multiple programs.
a common way to organize a great many things, but the examples in this book will be organizational charts and parts explosions
a descendant of the Dimension and includes an ordered set of Levels
a leveled dag with a single source
a logical structure governed by rules
a multi-layer government where the lowest level people are responsible to the first level of leadership, who are then responsible to the next level of leadership, who are then responsible to the top leader
an organized tree of information
a path of aggregation of a dimension
a progression of levels or statuses -- natural or manmade -- to facilitate functioning
a real structure, expressing relations of information exchange and power between real entities
a set of components linked by a common type of parent-child relationship
a set of members organized into a structure for convenient analysis
a set of members, organized into levels
a tree structure, such as an organization chart
a way of organizing information using levels of detail
a way of structuring dimension members
Hierarchy in a well-designed website relates to its top-down structure going from general concepts to specific items of content.
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the tree structure in which particular elements of the knowledge system are organized. The knowledge hierarchy is presented in the Contents window. The root element (the first element) in the hierarchy is called the master node. Particular nodes of the tree can hold several thousand children each, but for performance reasons it is recommended not to keep more than a hundred children elements in a node
The Hierarchy OSID manages parent-child relationships among elements. In addition to simple tree structures, the OSID supports hierarchy that are recursive and have nodes with multiple parents.
Classification structure where a classification is arranged in levels of detail from the broadest to the most detailed level. Each level of the classification is defined in terms of the categories at the next lower level of the classification.
A traditional model of performance management where the top levels of an organisation dictate corporate policy and directives to lower levels in the organisation. Within the Escendency system, hierarchy can be seen in the way contributions calculate up the strategy map or organisation chart.
A logical structure that uses ordered levels as a means of organizing data. A hierarchy can be used to define data aggregation; for example, in a time dimension, a hierarchy might be used to aggregate data from the Month level to the Quarter level to the Year level. Hierarchies can be defined in Oracle as part of the dimension object. A hierarchy can also be used to define a navigational drill path, regardless of whether the levels in the hierarchy represent aggregated totals. See Also: dimension and level
A logical tree structure that organises the members of a dimension such that each member has one parent member and zero or more child members.
Objects can be linked to each other in hierarchical groups. The Parent Object in such groups passes its transformations through to the Child Objects.
The use of abstraction¤ to create increasing more general categories, producing a tree in which higher nodes abstract lower nodes.
The structure or set of structures that can be created by arranging categories and containers in a tree-like fashion. A hierarchy can be as simple as a set of containers, each with a flat set of child categories; or it can be as complex as a multiplicity of categories and containers that are all arranged in a single hierarchy, with each node having multiple distant parents. Where multiple parents are enabled, the hierarchy is ultimately determined by finding the primary parent for each node.
The positions of a dimension organised according to a series of cascading one to many relationships. This way of organizing data is comparable to a logical tree, where each member has only one parent but a variable number of children.
The organization of data into a logical tree structure.
Each FOAPAL element has it's own hierarchy which is defined by the fact that every code has a predecessor code. The lowest level of a hierarchy contains a data-enterable level code (to which transactions can be posted). The higher levels contain roll-up codes (used for summarizing in reports).
A logical structure that uses ordered levels as a means of organizing data. A hierarchy can be used to define data aggregation; for example, in a time dimension, a hierarchy might be used to aggregate data from the month level to the quarter level to the year level. A hierarchy can be used to define a navigational drill path, regardless of whether the levels in the hierarchy represent aggregated totals. In the PL/SQL, hierarchies can be defined part of a dimension object.
Organised at different levels, with the most powerful at the top.
Tree-style arrangement of terms or classes in which each child has only one parent (single inheritance).
1. In general, the arrangement of parent-child relationships for all connected nodes that make up an object (also known as object hierarchy) or a scene (also known as scene hierarchy). 2. In animation, a hierarchy of joint chains. Also known as skeleton hierarchy. 3. In subdivision modeling, the number of levels in a subdivision surface. In other software packages, known as mesh smooth.