WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
or•di•nal1 /ˈɔrdənəl/USA pronunciation adj. [before a noun]
  1. of or relating to order, rank, or position in a series.

n. [countable]
  • an ordinal number or numeral:The word "second'' is an ordinal.
  • See -ord-.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    ordinal /ˈɔːdɪnəl/ adj
    1. denoting a certain position in a sequence of numbers
    2. of, relating to, or characteristic of an order in biological classification
    1. short for ordinal number
    2. a book containing the forms of services for the ordination of ministers
    3. a service book
    Etymology: 14th Century: (in the sense: orderly): from Late Latin ordinalis denoting order or place in a series, from Latin ordō order

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