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Ordinal Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ordinal adj
  1. of or relating to a taxonomic order; "family and ordinal names of animals and plants"
  2. being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh" [ant: cardinal] n : the number designating place in an ordered sequence [syn: ordinal number, no.]
Ordinal Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ordinal \Or"di*nal\, a. [L. ordinalis, fr. ordo, ordinis, order. See Order.]
  1. Indicating order or succession; as, the ordinal numbers, first, second, third, etc.
  2. Of or pertaining to an order.
Ordinal Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ordinal \Or"di*nal\, n.
  1. A word or number denoting order or succession.
  2. (Ch. of Eng.) The book of forms for making, ordaining, and consecrating bishops, priests, and deacons.
  3. (R. C. Ch.) A book containing the rubrics of the Mass. [Written also ordinale.]
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  • Ordinal: Ordinal may refer to: Ordinal number (linguistics), a word representing the rank of a number. Ordinal indicator , the sign adjacent to a ...
  • Ordinal number: In set theory , an ordinal number, or just ordinal, is the order type of a well-ordered set . They are usually identified with ...
  • Large countable ordinal: In the mathematical discipline of set theory , there are many ways of describing specific countable ordinals . The smallest ones can be ...
  • Ordinal number (linguistics): In linguistics, ordinal numbers are the words representing the rank of a number with respect to some order, in particular order or position ...
  • Monarchical ordinal: Ordinal numbers or regnal numbers are used to distinguish among persons with the same name who held the same office. Most importantly, ...
  • Ordinal utility: Ordinal utility theory states that while the utility of a particular good or service cannot be measured using a numerical scale bearing ...

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