ordinal adjective

a ordinal number used as an adjective

Example: first in first attempt


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  • ordinal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to order in a series. 2) Biology relating to a taxonomic order. ► NOUN Christian Church, chiefly historical ▪ a book with the forms of service used at ordinations. ORIGIN Latin ordinalis relating to order …   English terms dictionary

  • ordinal — {{11}}ordinal (adj.) late 14c., regular, ordinary, from L.L. ordinalis. marking position in an order or series, 1590s, from L.L. ordinalis showing order, denoting an order of succession, from L. ordo (gen. ordinis) row, series (see ORDER (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ordinal — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. capitalized [Middle English, from Medieval Latin ordinale, from Late Latin, neuter of ordinalis] a book of rites for the ordination of deacons, priests, and bishops 2. [Late Latin ordinalis, from ordinalis,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ordinal — noun 1》 short for ordinal number. 2》 Christian Church, historical a service book, especially one with the forms of service used at ordinations. adjective 1》 relating to order in a series. 2》 Biology relating to a taxonomic order. Origin ME: the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ordinal — 1. adjective Of a number, indicating position in a sequence. See Also: ordinate 2. noun An ordinal number such as first, second and third …   Wiktionary

  • ordinal — or|di|nal [ ɔrdnəl ] adjective showing what position something has in a series: an ordinal rank of fifth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ordinal — 1 adjective showing a position in a set of numbers 2 noun (C) an ordinal number …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ordinal — I. /ˈɔdənəl / (say awduhnuhl) adjective 1. relating to an order, as of animals or plants. –noun 2. an ordinal number or numeral. {Middle English, from Late Latin ordinālis, from Latin ordo order} II. /ˈɔdənəl / (say awduhnuhl) noun 1. a directory …   Australian English dictionary

  • numerical adjective — noun a number used as an adjective; either a cardinal adjective (such as one) or an ordinal adjective (such as first) …   Wiktionary

  • cardinal adjective — noun a cardinal number used as an adjective Example: one in one meatball See Also: ordinal adjective …   Wiktionary

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