Definition of Ordering

1. Noun. Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements. "We shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"

Exact synonyms: Order, Ordination
Specialized synonyms: Bacteria Order, Word Order, Genetic Code, Genome, Series
Generic synonyms: Arrangement
Derivative terms: Order, Order, Order, Order

2. Noun. The act of putting things in a sequential arrangement. "There were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
Exact synonyms: Order
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Rank Order, Grading, Scaling, Sequence, Succession, Layout, Alphabetisation, Alphabetization
Derivative terms: Order, Order, Order, Order, Order, Order

Definition of Ordering

1. n. Disposition; distribution; management.

Definition of Ordering

1. Verb. (present participle of order) ¹

2. Noun. Arrangement in a sequence. ¹

3. Noun. Making an agreement for later pick up or delivery. ¹

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Definition of Ordering

1. order [v] - See also: order

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ordering

order out
order paper
order tree
order trees
ordered field
ordered mechanism
ordered on-random off mechanism
ordered out
ordered pair
ordered pairs
ordered series
ordering (current term)
ordering out
orderly sergeant
orders of magnitude
orders of operations
orders out

Literary usage of Ordering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Most of the congregations accepted the new hymn-book and peace might have ensued if the consistory had not committed the serious mistake of ordering the ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"On Sunday afternoon, May 5, a special order was received, ordering the Twentieth Regiment to return to their homes, as no more regular militia would bo ..."

3. Calendar of State Papers by Great Britain Public Record Office, John William Fortescue (1905)
"Approving the draft Commission and Instructions prepared for Samuel Day as Governor of Bermuda, and ordering them to be prepared for signature. Copi/. I p. ..."

4. Publishers Weeklyby Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1902)
"l BEGIN ordering NOW OUT SEPT. 10 THE CLIMAX By CHARLES FELTON PIDGIN Author of "BLENNERHASSETT" and "QUINCY ADAMS SAWYER" somely Bound in Green Art Crash ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... be sunk under the fame and merit of his rival ; and ordering his veins to be opened, prudently withdrew himself from the unequal contest. ..."

6. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"In ordering a copy of a patent, the number of the patent, name of the patentee, and subject of the invention should be stated. ..."

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