Ordinal Definition

ôrdn-əl
adjective
Expressing order or succession, specif. of a number in a series.
Webster's New World
Being of a specified position in a numbered series.
An ordinal rank of seventh.
American Heritage Medicine
Of an order of animals or plants.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
cardinal
noun
Webster's New World
A book of instructions for daily services.
American Heritage
A book of prescribed forms or ceremonies.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Ordinal

Noun

Singular:
ordinal
Plural:
ordinals

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

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