Ordinal meaning

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Being of a specified position in a numbered series.

An ordinal rank of seventh.

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Of or relating to a taxonomic order.
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An ordinal number.
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Expressing order or succession, specif. of a number in a series.
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Of an order of animals or plants.
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A book of prescribed forms or ceremonies.
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Being of a specified position in a numbered series.

An ordinal rank of seventh.

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Of or relating to a taxonomic order.
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An ordinal number.
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Of a number, indicating position in a sequence.
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(taxonomy) Of or relating to the groupings called orders.
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An ordinal number such as first, second and third.

The most common numerals in Latin, as in English, are the "cardinals"...and the "ordinals"... "” F. M. Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin, 6th ed. revised (2005), p97

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A book used in the ordination of Anglican ministers, or in certain Roman Catholic services.
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Origin of ordinal

  • Middle English ordinel orderly, regular from Late Latin ōrdinālis ordinal from Latin ōrdō ōrdin- order ar- in Indo-European roots N., sense 2, from Middle English from Medieval Latin ōrdināle from Late Latin neuter sing. of ōrdinālis ordinal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin ordinalis, adjective formed from noun ordo, order, + adjective suffix -alis

    From Wiktionary