noun (pl) -sphinxes, -sphinges (-ˌsfɪndʒiːz)
(in ancient Egyptian art) a hawk-headed sphinx
sacred city, a city of Phrygia, where was a Christian church under the care of Epaphras (Col. 4:12, 13). This church was founded at the same time as that of Colosse. It now bears the name of Pambuk-Kalek, i.e., “Cotton Castle”, from the white appearance of the cliffs at the base of which the ruins […]
[hahy-uh-rahrk, hahy-rahrk] /ˈhaɪ əˌrɑrk, ˈhaɪ rɑrk/ noun 1. a person who rules or has authority in sacred matters; high priest. 2. a person having high position or considerable authority. 3. one of a body of officials or minor priests in certain ancient Greek temples. /ˈhaɪəˌrɑːk/ noun 1. 2. a person at a high level in […]
[hahy-uh-rahr-ki-kuh l, hahy-rahr-] /ˌhaɪ əˈrɑr kɪ kəl, haɪˈrɑr-/ adjective 1. of, belonging to, or characteristic of a . adj. 1680s, from Medieval Latin hierarchicus, from hierarchia (see hierarchy). Hierarchical is from 1580s. adj. 1560s, from hierarchic + -al (1). Related: Hierarchically.
- Hierarchical database
database A kind of database management system that links records together like a family tree such that each record type has only one owner, e.g. an order is owned by only one customer. Hierarchical structures were widely used in the first mainframe database management systems. However, due to their restrictions, they often cannot be used […]