jason christoper hartley

March 24, 2006

Word of the Day – ordinal

Filed under: Word of the Day — Jason Christopher Hartley @ 10:25 pm
or·di·nal
adj.

  1. Being of a specified position in a numbered series: an ordinal rank of seventh.
  2. Of or relating to a taxonomic order.

From Michael Yon’s blog:

Nobody knows what the future will bring for Iraq. In my opinion, it’s already in a civil war, though many people seem afraid to say it. Actually, the reluctance is more likely ordinal in nature–-no one wants to be the first to say what many know to be true

The American Heritage Dictionary, Fourth Edition

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