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ordinal

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noun or·di·nal \ˈȯrd-nəl, ˈȯr-də-nəl\

Definition of ordinal

  1. 1 capitalized [Middle English, from Medieval Latin ordinale, from Late Latin, neuter of ordinalis] :  a book of rites for the ordination of deacons, priests, and bishops

  2. 2 [Late Latin ordinalis, from ordinalis, adjective] :  ordinal number



14th Century

First Known Use of ordinal

14th century

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ordinal

adjective or·di·nal

Definition of ordinal

  1. 1 :  of a specified order or rank in a series

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a taxonomic order



Origin and Etymology of ordinal

Late Latin ordinalis, from Latin ordin-, ordo


First Known Use: 1599

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noun or·di·nal \ˈȯr-də-nəl\

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