Definitions of ordering
  1. noun
    the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
    “there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list”
    synonyms: order
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    rank order
    an arrangement according to rank
    grading, scaling
    the act of arranging in a graduated series
    sequence, succession
    the action of following in order
    the act of laying out (as by making plans for something)
    alphabetisation, alphabetization
    the act of putting in alphabetical order
    chess opening, opening
    a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess
    successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
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    organisation, organization
    the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
  2. noun
    logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    synonyms: order, ordination
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    bacteria order
    an order of bacteria
    word order
    the order of words in a text
    genetic code
    the ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells
    the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism
    similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    Stations, Stations of the Cross
    (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary
    chain, concatenation
    a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing
    course, line, trajectory
    a connected series of events or actions or developments
    a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    electrochemical series, electromotive force series, electromotive series
    a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series
    a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
    triplet code
    the normal version of the genetic code in which a sequence of three nucleotides codes for the synthesis of a specific amino acid
    a connected series or group
    patterned advance, progression
    a series with a definite pattern of advance
    blizzard, rash
    a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences
    serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
    string, train
    a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    a group of people or things arranged or following in order
    wave train
    a succession of waves spaced at regular intervals
    helium group
    the series of inert gases
    actinide series
    (chemistry) a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium
    lanthanide series
    the rare-earth elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71; having properties similar to lanthanum
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    an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
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