• (British) IPA: /ˈɔː(ɹ).dɪ.nəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔːɹd.nəl/

ordinal (not comparable)

  1. (maths, of a number) indicating position in a sequence
  2. (taxonomy) Of or relating to the groupings called orders
  3. (nautical) intercardinal
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ordinal (plural ordinals)

  1. An ordinal number such as first, second and third.
    The most common numerals in Latin, as in English, are the "cardinals"...and the "ordinals"... — F. M. Wheelock, Wheelock’s Latin, 6th ed. revised (2005), p97
  2. A book used in the ordination of Anglican ministers, or in certain Roman Catholic services

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