ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


A hierarchy is like a set of different levels. For example, if you have a family, it might be set up like a hierarchy, with adults at the top and children at the bottom. The adults would be in charge and the children would have to do what they were told. The same concept applies to other things like business or schools. It means different people are in charge of different things, and everyone else has to do what they are told.