# ordinal number

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## ordinal number

n.
A number indicating position in a series or order. The ordinal numbers are first (1st), second (2nd), third (3rd), and so on.

## ordinal number

n
1. (Mathematics) a number denoting relative position in a sequence, such as first, second, third. Sometimes shortened to: ordinal
2. (Logic) logic maths a measure of not only the size of a set but also the order of its elements
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## or′dinal num′ber

n.
any of the numbers that express degree, quality, or position in a series, as first, second, and third.
[1600–10]

## or·di·nal number

(ôr′dn-əl)
A number, such as 3rd, 11th, or 412th, used in counting to indicate position in a series but not quantity. Compare cardinal number.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 ordinal number - the number designating place in an ordered sequencenumber - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"number 1, first, number one - the first element in a countable series; "the first of the month"
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Translations
ordinální číslo
järjestyslukuordinaaliordinaaliluku
rendszámsorszámnév
numeral ordinal

## ordinal number

n (Math) → Ordnungszahl f, → Ordinalzahl f
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