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well-ordered

[ wel-awr-derd ]
/ ˈwɛlˈɔr dərd /
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adjective

arranged, planned, or occurring in a desirable way, sequence, etc.

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Origin of well-ordered

First recorded in 1600–10
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well-ordered

adjective

logic maths (of a relation) having the property that every nonempty subset of its field has a least member under the relation: less than is well-ordered on the natural numbers but not on the reals, since an open set has no least member
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