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/ ˈɔːdərɪŋ /


  1. logic any of a number of categories of relations that permit at least some members of their domain to be placed in order. A linear or simple ordering is reflexive, antisymmetric, transitive, and connected, as less than or equal to on the integers. A partial ordering is reflexive, antisymmetric, and transitive, as set inclusion. Either of these orderings is called strict if it is asymmetric instead of reflexive and antisymmetric. It is a well-ordering if every nonempty subset has a least member under the relation

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Last March they gave Airbus a huge piece of new business, ordering 169 A320s and 65 of the slightly larger A321.

It is unclear how Trierweiler came to the conclusion that the Élysée had allegedly been ordering the doctors to sedate her.

Federal regulators sent Spinal Solutions a warning letter in early 2012, ordering the company to fix its quality control problems.

The bar mobile ordering app Preo allows bar-goers to order drinks and pay for them by phone.

At about 11 p.m. State Police started flying a helicopter over the scene, ordering the crowds to disperse.

That he laughed at their folly, and went himself in the boat, ordering his men to take a strong cable along with them.

Yesterday was fixed on, before ordering another engine for the eastern shaft.

But Tressan, without heeding him, was already ordering the sergeant to ride hard with his troopers for the Champs aux Capuchins.

Ordering her favorite horse saddled, she soon was galloping down the valley towards the Osbornes.

The Minister in Paris had apparently committed some grave error in thus ordering his arrest.


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