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ordinal number

1. a number denoting relative position in a sequence, such as first, second, third
2. Logic Maths a measure of not only the size of a set but also the order of its elements
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ordinal number

[′ȯrd·nəl ′nəm·bər]
(mathematics)
A generalized number which expresses the size of a set, in the sense of “how many” elements.
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ordinal number

The number that identifies the sequence of an item, for example, record #34. Contrast with cardinal number.
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2 Differences between pre- and post-sRPM performances (yaxis) across the four groups ordinally partitioned along last stage completed (x-axis).
Both the unweighted and ordinally weighted models performed very well with correctly matched results landing in the 95% region.
This is ordinally inconsistent with adding, but predicted by averaging.
It should also be recognised that the dominance of the ordinally based new welfare economics has not gone unchallenged.
The vignettes thus constitute an ordinally scaled measure of physician responsiveness.
Because all of the variables of the expert ranking and the questionnaire results--that were checked for significance--were ordinally scaled, they were analysed with parameter-free procedures.
This maxim presupposes that utility is ordinally measurable and that comparisons can be made of levels of welfare across individuals.
Basically, he demonstrated how two aggregates may be measured by the same cardinal number and yet be ordinally distinct, or as Cantor said, dissimilar (Dantzig 228).
Regarding operationalization, five usable dichotomous (d.) variables and one ordinally (o.) scaled variable were identified from the reports.
Similarly, as individuals' maturity can potentially shape their behavioral decisions, academic status (ordinally coded as 1, 2, and 3 for juniors, seniors, and MBA students, respectively), years of work experience, and years of management experience were included as control variables in the model.