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Definition of the adjective ordinal

What does ordinal mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or relating to a taxonomic order
    • example: family and ordinal names of animals and plants
    • lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
  2. being or denoting a numerical order in a series

Alternative definition of the adjective ordinal


  1. Of a number, indicating position in a sequence.

Definition of the noun ordinal

What does ordinal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • ordinal: ordinals
  • Ordinal: Ordinals

  1. the number designating place in an ordered sequence
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of ordinal: no. / ordinal number
    • more generic word: number = a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • more specific terms: number one / number 1 / first = the first element in a countable series

Alternative definition of the noun ordinal


  1. An ordinal number such as first, second and third.

Phrases with ordinal

  1. Ordinal Rank
  2. Ordinal Scale
  3. ordinal number
  4. Ordinal-Number
  5. Ordinal Variable
  6. Ordinal Adjective
  7. Ordinal Direction
  8. Ordinal indicator

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ordinal

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ORDINAL. result followed. But, in the mean time, 1808, Apr. 26, a new Order in Council was issued, limiting the blockade to France, Holland, a part of Germany, and n. Italy; and the order condemning vessels which had certificates of origin on ...

Google previewBadiou Dictionary (2015)

by Steven Corcoran

stable, transitive ordinal sets provides an account of the one and only operation on which set theory relies, namely belonging. Belonging can thus be understood as implying a relation of order. This should already clarify why, for Badiou, ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

nominal, ordinal, interval , and ratio. Nominal measures simply classify members based on particular attributes. These must be mutually exclusive and exhaustive. For example, gender is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Survey Research Methods (2008)

by Paul J. Lavrakas

Ordinal variables are variables for which the ...

Google previewDictionary of Classical and Theoretical Mathematics (2001)

by Catherine Cavagnaro, William T. Haight, II

Compare with limit cardinal, successor ordinal. successor of a cardinal If K is a cardinal, the cardinal successor of K, denoted by K+, is the least cardinal that is greater than K . For example, 3+ = 4 and tfj = KI . Compare with successor of an ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences (2003)

by I. Grattan-Guinness

According to him, on the one hand, a form of the Burali-Forti paradox involved contradictory theorems by Cantor and Cesare Burali-Forti on the comparability of transfinite ordinal numbers. On the other hand, in the same paragraph (Russell ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

The orthogonal line ordinal filter is defined as the comparison/difference of two orthogonal line-like palmprint image regions. For each local region, three oriented ordinal filters with 0, p=6 and p=3 are performed on it to obtain three bit ordinal ...

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Ordinal Numbers (1st,2nd,3rd etc) in Irish Sign Language (ISL)

A short video lesson teaching ordinal numbers in Irish Sign Language (ISL) Delivered by a member of the DIT Sign Language Society Dublin Institute of ...

Scrabble value of O1R1D2I1N1A1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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