well-ordered

adjective well-or·dered \ ˈwel-ˈȯr-dərd \

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

well-ordering

play \ˈwel-ˈȯrd-riŋ, -ˈȯr-də-\ noun

First Known Use of well-ordered

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of well-ordered for English Language Learners

  • : carefully organized or controlled


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