heterarchy

noun

linguistics a formal structure, usually represented by a diagram of connected nodes, without any single permanent uppermost nodeCompare hierarchy (def. 5), tree (def. 6)

Nearby words

  1. het up,
  2. hetaera,
  3. hetaerism,
  4. hetaeristic,
  5. hetaira,
  6. heteraxial,
  7. heteresthesia,
  8. hetero,
  9. hetero-,
  10. heteroagglutinin

Word Origin for heterarchy

from Greek heteros other, different + archē sovereignty

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