A specified level in a vertical or tree-like structure or organization.
Any complex system is hierarchically organized, in correspondance with the regulations and controls of its various functions, which need to be coordinated and harmonized in order to secure the survival of the system.
Hierarchic levels would seem to have historically appeared first in living systems, but even possibly in prebiotic ones.
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