well-ordered

adjective
well-or·​dered | \ ˈwel-ˈȯr-dərd How to pronounce well-ordered (audio) \

Definition of well-ordered

1 : having an orderly procedure or arrangement a well-ordered household
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

Other Words from well-ordered

well-ordering \ ˈwel-​ˈȯrd-​riŋ , -​ˈȯr-​də-​ How to pronounce well-ordered (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of well-ordered

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About well-ordered

Time Traveler for well-ordered

Time Traveler

The first known use of well-ordered was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for well-ordered

Cite this Entry

“Well-ordered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-ordered. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for well-ordered

well-ordered

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of well-ordered

: carefully organized or controlled

More from Merriam-Webster on well-ordered

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for well-ordered

Britannica English: Translation of well-ordered for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!