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short for ordinal number*‘In 1907 he introduced special types of ordinals in an attempt to prove Cantor's continuum hypothesis.’*short for ordinal number*‘Having solved the open problem posed by Davenport on writing numbers as the sums of fifth powers, Conway began to become interested in infinite ordinals.’**‘In this latter book she presented a 30 page appendix on the theory of infinite cardinals and ordinals.’**‘In his work he clarified a remark by Russell and formulated precisely the paradox of the largest ordinal.’**‘Form numbers are conceived as ordinals, with units conceived as being well ordered.’*

2Christian Church

historical A service book, especially one with the forms of service used at ordinations.*‘The report continues with a discussion of the various ministries of deacons, including the basis as expressed in the ordinal at ordination in a new trial liturgy in the Diocese of Salisbury.’*

1Relating to a thing's position in a series.

*‘ordinal position of birth’**‘The answers were transformed to an ordinal scale with values from 0 to 6.’**‘The Mann-Whitney U test is appropriate when the independent variable has two levels and the dependent variable is measured on an ordinal scale.’**‘To account for this bias, we transformed the outcome variables to an ordinal scale with 5 categories.’**‘Children were asked whether they could determine, based on their ordinal position within different classes and families, which of two turtles was faster or taller.’**‘Data indicating familial and ordinal positions are not available.’*

- 1.1Relating to an ordinal number.
- 1.2Biology Relating to a taxonomic order.
*‘The present study suggests that tube-foot morphology may be useful as a taxonomic character at the ordinal level.’**‘While all of the phyla but one were established during the Cambrian explosion, taxonomic increases during the Ordovician were manifest at lower taxonomic levels although ordinal level diversity doubled.’**‘Mammalian phylogenetics at the ordinal level remains one of the outstanding problems in systematics because of the lack of congruence between different data sets.’**‘It is difficult to establish an accurate ordinal assignment of the taxa described above based on the current knowledge.’**‘The same procedure was followed for the two most abundant taxa identified at the ordinal level.’*

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