Origin of ordinal1
Related formsor·di·nal·ly, adverb
Definition for ordinal (2 of 2)
Origin of ordinal2
Examples from the Web for ordinal
Twelve is, 'two and ten;' and twelfth, 'second after the tenth, the ordinal of twelve.'
An 'ordinal' is a book showing the order of church services and ceremonies.
Ordinal numbers compounded with nouns take the hyphen in such expressions as second-hand, first-rate, and the like.Compound Words|Frederick W. Hamilton
Phauloptera: an ordinal term for the scale insects (Laporte 1835).Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The ordinal numbers should have no adverbial form: "firstly," "secondly," and the rest are words without meaning.Write It Right|Ambrose Bierce