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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ordering  \Or"der*ing\,  n. 
  Disposition;  distribution;  management.  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Order  \Or"der\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ordered};  p  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ordering}.]  [From  {Order},  n.] 
  1.  To  put  in  order  to  reduce  to  a  methodical  arrangement;  to 
  arrange  in  a  series,  or  with  reference  to  an  end  Hence 
  to  regulate;  to  dispose;  to  direct;  to  rule 
 
  To  him  that  ordereth  his  conversation  aright.  --Ps. 
  1.  23. 
 
  Warriors  old  with  ordered  spear  and  shield. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  give  an  order  to  to  command;  as  to  order  troops  to 
  advance. 
 
  3.  To  give  an  order  for  to  secure  by  an  order  as  to  order 
  a  carriage;  to  order  groceries. 
 
  4.  (Eccl.)  To  admit  to  holy  orders  to  ordain;  to  receive 
  into  the  ranks  of  the  ministry. 
 
  These  ordered  folk  be  especially  titled  to  God. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Persons  presented  to  be  ordered  deacons.  --Bk.  of 
  Com.  Prayer. 
 
  {Order  arms}  (Mil.),  the  command  at  which  a  rifle  is  brought 
  to  a  position  with  its  but  resting  on  the  ground;  also 
  the  position  taken  at  such  a  command. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ordering 
  n  1:  logical  or  comprehensible  arrangement  of  separate  elements 
  of  a  group  "we  shall  consider  these  questions  in  the 
  inverse  order  of  their  presentation"  [syn:  {order}] 
  2:  putting  in  order  "there  were  mistakes  in  the  ordering  of 
  items  on  the  list"  [syn:  {order}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ordering 
 
  A  relation. 
 
  See  {partial  ordering},  {pre-order},  {total  ordering}. 
 
 




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