# ordinal

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## Origin of ordinal

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## ordinal

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## Origin of ordinal

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1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin ōrdināle, noun use of neuter of ōrdinālis in order. See ordinal

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## Related Words for ordinal

sum, total, figure, statistic, count, digit, emblem, prime, symbol, character, sign, cipher, cardinal, fraction, representation, numeral, ordinal, googol, numerator, integer## Examples from the Web for ordinal

### Historical Examples of ordinal

Phauloptera: an ordinal term for the scale insects (Laporte 1835).

Explanation of Terms Used in EntomologyJohn. B. Smith

Ordinal—That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series.

CapitalsFrederick W. Hamilton

If the ordinal expression of number be used on the title-page, the figures may be given, and the ordinal termination omitted.

An 'ordinal' is a book showing the order of church services and ceremonies.

Ordinal numerals are adjectives which answer the question "Which in order?"

A Complete Grammar of EsperantoIvy Kellerman Reed

## ordinal

## Word Origin for ordinal

C14: (in the sense: orderly): from Late Latin ordinalis denoting order or place in a series, from Latin ordō order

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