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Synonyms and Antonyms of ordering

  1. 1 a scheme of rank or order <in the ordering of crimes, ripping the tags off upholstered furniture should rank fairly low> Synonyms graduation, hierarchy, ladder, {h,3}scale, rankingRelated Words food chain, pecking order (also peck order); arrangement, array, disposal, disposition, distribution, sequence, series, setup; degree, echelon, footing, level, place, position, reaches, rung, situation, spot, standing, station, status

  2. 2 the way objects in space or events in time are arranged or follow one another <the ordering of the children in the procession was according to height> Synonyms arrangement, array, disposal, disposition, distribution, order, sequence, setupRelated Words continuity; precedence, priority; chain, procession, progression, succession; series; aligning (also alining), alignment (also alinement), lining up; design, layout, pattern, structure, systemNear Antonyms confusion, disorder, disorganization, disruption, upset; disconnection, disjointedness

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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