- orderly marketing agreement,
- orderly officer,
- orderly room,
- orders, holy,
- ordinal number,
- ordinal numbers,
- ordinal scale,
Origin of ordinal1
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
Word Origin for ordinal
early 14c., "book setting forth the order of services in the Church," from Late Latin adjective ordinalis (see ordinal (adj.)).
late 14c., "regular, ordinary," from Old French ordinel and directly from Late Latin ordinalis ""showing order, denoting an order of succession," from Latin ordo (genitive ordinis) "row, series" (see order (n.)). Meaning "marking position in an order or series" is from 1590s.