ordered

adjective or·dered \ ˈȯr-dərd \

Definition of ordered

: characterized by order: such as
a : marked by regularity or discipline
  • led an ordered life
b : marked by regular or harmonious arrangement or disposition
  • an ordered landscape
  • the ordered crystal structure
c : having elements arranged or identified according to a rule: such as
(1) : having the property that every pair of different elements is related by a transitive relationship that is not symmetric
(2) : having elements labeled by ordinal numbers
  • an ordered triple has a first, second, and third element

Examples of ordered in a Sentence

  1. an ordered sequence of events

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First Known Use of ordered

14th century



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ordered

adjective

Definition of ordered for English Language Learners

  • : carefully organized or controlled



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