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 How to pronounce well-ordering (audio) , -​ˈȯr-​də-​ \ noun

First Known Use of well-ordered

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Well-ordered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-ordered. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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well-ordered

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English Language Learners Definition of well-ordered

: carefully organized or controlled

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