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well-ordered

adj
1. (Logic) 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
2. (Mathematics) 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

well′-or′dered



adj.
arranged, planned, or occurring in a desirable way, sequence, etc.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-ordered - ordered well; "well-ordered work habits"
regular - in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"
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