Meaning of ordinal

or•di•nal

Pronunciation: (ôr'dn-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to an order, as of animals or plants.
  2. of or pertaining to order, rank, or position in a series.
—n.
  1. an ordinal number or numeral.

or•di•nal

Pronunciation: (ôr'dn-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a directory of ecclesiastical services.
  2. a book containing the forms for the ordination of priests, consecration of bishops, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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