ordinal number

NOUN
  1. the number designating place in an ordered sequence
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How To Use ordinal number In A Sentence

  • Know how to distinguish and use ordinal numbers and cardinal numbers.
  • Ordinal numbers are used in these sentences: 'She was fifth in the race' and 'They celebrated the 200th anniversary of the university's foundation'.
  • in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so `secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday
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  • In 1905 Bernstein published an important article on transfinite ordinal numbers.
  • His work on ordered sets and ordinal numbers is fundamental to the subject.
  • In the course of development of Cantor's theory of cardinal and ordinal numbers a question was raised whether every set can be provided with a certain structure, called well-ordering of the set. Set Theory
  • The hierarchy of logical systems that one obtains by the procedure that I have described above is characterized by computable ordinal numbers.
  • Ordinal numbers are used in these sentences: 'She was fifth in the race' and 'They celebrated the 200th anniversary of the university's foundation'.
  • The hierarchy of logical systems that one obtains by the procedure that I have described above is characterized by computable ordinal numbers.
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