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well–ordered

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adjective well–or·dered \-ˈȯr-dərd\

Simple Definition of well–ordered

  • : carefully organized or controlled

Full Definition of well–ordered

  1. 1 :  having an orderly procedure or arrangement <a well–ordered household>

  2. 2 :  partially ordered with every subset containing a first element and exactly one of the relationships “greater than”, “less than”, or “equal to” holding for any given pair of elements

well–or·der·ing play \-ˈȯrd-riŋ, -ˈȯr-də-\ noun

1589

First Known Use of well–ordered

1589

Rhymes with well–ordered


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