ordinal scale

noun

statistics a scale on which data is shown simply in order of magnitude since there is no standard of measurement of differences: for instance, a squash ladder is an ordinal scale since one can say only that one person is better than another, but not by how muchCompare interval scale, ratio scale, nominal scale

Nearby words

  1. orders,
  2. orders, holy,
  3. ordinal,
  4. ordinal number,
  5. ordinal numbers,
  6. ordinance,
  7. ordinand,
  8. ordinariate,
  9. ordinarily,
  10. ordinary

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