well-ordered

adjective

well-or·​dered ˈwel-ˈȯr-dərd How to pronounce well-ordered (audio)
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
well-ordering
ˈwel-ˈȯrd-riŋ
-ˈȯr-də- How to pronounce well-ordered (audio)
noun

Examples of well-ordered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cinema painted small town America in the 1950s as pristine and well-ordered, making suburbia an obvious target for an alien blitz. Chris Snellgrove, EW.com, 2 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Well-ordered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-ordered. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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