hierarch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hierarch a senior clergyman and dignitary
    • n hierarch a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hierarch One who rules or has authority in sacred things.
    • n hierarch Specifically, in Greek antiquity, one of a body of officials or minor priests attached to some temples, as the sanctuary of Amphiaraus at Oropus, who had charge of the offerings of all kinds consecrated to the god by his votaries, and of the inscribing and setting up of the records relating to them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hierarch hī′ėr-ärk a ruler in sacred matters
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hierarchēshieros, sacred, archein, to rule.

Usage

In literature:

For regional and local government the constitution establishes a hierarchical structure of people's councils.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Because, although the ark was high, Noah was a higher ark (Hierarch).
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
In front are the hierarchs of the grim Abstraction.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
The better man in him reacted against the hierarchical.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
There had never been an absence of protest against the hierarchical doctrine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Beside him, solemn with his hundred years, Stood the arch hierarch of the Cymrian seers.
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
The hierarchical fire burnt not so bright contrasted with the sun.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
By Jove, Weber, you have the proper hierarchical instinct!
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
How numerous, and of how many hierarchic orders may these then be?
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
But how could a hierarch of the State Church of Ireland fail to don its spirit with his mitre?
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
O holy hierarch, father Nicholas, pray to Christ God for the salvation of our souls.
"Orthodox Daily Prayers" by Anonymous
What might and would result from such a predominating hierarchical tendency, experience has taught us.
"The Student-Life of Germany" by William Howitt
Mixing in politics, these became leaders of an anti-hierarchical and at last anti-ecclesiastical movement.
"The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation" by Ernst Von Dobschutz
The school of Peter, James, and John, the hierarchal, conservative school, maintained the attitude of expectation.
"The Cradle of the Christ" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
Does he speak in agreement with the hierarchical standards?
"Studies of Christianity" by James Martineau
But they could not hold this power, because of lack of a complete organization of a hierarchal power.
"The Spirit of God As Fire" by D. Mortimore
There is no safety either for man or for society in hierarchism and rationalism.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
Nevertheless, all are represented in a hierarchic form.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim
Christianity has two great adversaries: hierarchism and rationalism.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
The priests were beaten, but not disheartened: perseverance is a characteristic feature of every hierarchical order.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V" by J. H. Merle d'Aubign
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In poetry:

Thirsting for
the hierarchic privacy
of Queen Victoria's century
she buys up all
the eyesores facing her shore,
and lets them fall.
"Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell
Grave Hierarchs come, an endless band,
In jewelled mitre, cope embossed,
Who bear Rome's will to every land
In all the tongues of Pentecost.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
And the Microcosm grows distinct in the deep night:
We hear the roar of elements spinning inside us,-
And behold our own hierarchical assemblage
From close stars to dim-eyed spots of light.
"Heaven Above, Heaven Below" by Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov

In news:

It is a hierarchical discretized pursuit nonlinear learning automaton that uses a new algorithm for positioning the actions on the leaves of the hierarchical tree.
Its hierarchical pop-up menus expand as you mouse over them, letting you navigate your folders to get to your files.
Automated Batch Scheduling and MES Integration Using a Hierarchical Based, Batch Control Software Architecture.
Papadimitriou, " Hierarchical Discretized Pursuit Nonlinear Learning Automata with Rapid Convergence and High Accuracy," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 6, no.
The paper discusses a proposal of a formal description of ARD+ a conceptual design and hierarchical refinement method for knowledge-based systems.
A non-hierarchical system in which distributed meta-levels mutually monitor and repair each other can act collectively as a self-protective system.
In this paper we study vertical specialization as a reason for hierarchical structures.
Paint is found splattered outside Three Hierarchs Church.
Bees are an alien civilization — complex, hierarchical and orderly.
Visualizations of networked linkages between genetic components broadly across the human genome (right) and in a smaller, hierarchically arranged subset (left).
A factory-era, hierarchical mentality is rapidly becoming obsolete.
Companies then may use this hierarchical structure to decide which tier level best suits their disaster recovery needs.
Faster Optimal and Suboptimal Hierarchical Search.
The social network's structure optimizes the sharing of information in a way that Twitter's hierarchical setup does not.
A Hierarchical Approach to Digital Cinematography.
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In science:

Introduction to Hierarchic theory of condensed matter 1 Turbulence.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
Four strongly interrelated new types of quasiparticles (collective excitations) were introduced in our hierarchic model: 1.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The important positive feature of our hierarchic model of matter is that it does not need the semiempirical intermolecular potentials for calculations, which are unavoidable in existing theories of many body systems.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
It is possible to propose the mechanism of this transition based on hierarchic concept of matter.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
In accordance with hierarchic theory of surface tension for regular liquids (Kaivarainen, 2001), such a difference between surface and volume parameters is responsible for surface tension  in quantum liquid, like HeII, and its increasing at -point.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
In accordance with hierarchic theory of thermal conductivity (Kaivarainen, 1995; 2001, the elimination of secondary acoustic deformons at T ࣘ T  must lead also to enhanced thermal conductivity.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
Theory of condensed state as a hierarchical system of quasiparticles formed by phonons and three-dimensional de Broglie waves of molecules.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
New Hierarchic Theory of Condensed Matter and its Computerized Application to Water and Ice.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
Kaivarainen A., Hierarchic theory of matter, general for liquids and solids: ice, water and phase transitions.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
New Hierarchic theory of water and its role in biosystems.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
L´evy process, hierarchical random walk, critical dimensions.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
Before defining the γ for the hierarchical random walk we will give some background.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
Hierarchically structured branching populations with spatial motion.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
In such a hierarchical structure, each level has varying degrees of precision, range of motion and strength.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Figure 1: The hierarchical formation of galaxies.
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
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