Definitions for ordinalˈɔr dn əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordinal number, ordinal, no.(adj)

    the number designating place in an ordered sequence

  2. ordinal(adj)

    of or relating to a taxonomic order

    "family and ordinal names of animals and plants"

  3. ordinal(adj)

    being or denoting a numerical order in a series

    "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"


  1. Ordinal(a.)

    Indicating order or succession; as, the ordinal numbers, first, second, third, etc. Contrasted to cardinal.

  2. Origin: [L. ordinalis, fr. ordo, ordinis, order. See Order.]


  1. ordinal(Noun)

    An ordinal number such as first, second and third.

    The most common numerals in Latin, as in English, are the "cardinals"...and the "ordinals"... u2014 F. M. Wheelock, Wheelocku2019s Latin, 6th ed. revised (2005), p97

  2. ordinal(Noun)

    A book used in the ordination of Anglican ministers, or in certain Roman Catholic services

  3. ordinal(Adjective)

    Of a number, indicating position in a sequence.

  4. Origin: ordinalis, adjective formed from noun ordo, order, + adjective suffix -alis

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