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- Classified or arranged so that a group or person has the same authority as everyone else; not hierarchical.
2008 March 4, David Brooks, “A Defining Moment”, New York Times:
- But Obama sounded like a cross between a social activist and a flannel-shirted software C.E.O. as a nonhierarchical, collaborative leader who can inspire autonomous individuals to cooperate for the sake of common concerns.