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Pronunciation:  `or'dneyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
  2. [n]  logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
  3. [n]  the status of being ordained to a sacred office

ORDINATION is a 10 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: order, ordering, ordinance
 See Also: appointment, arrangement, assignment, bacteria order, designation, genetic code, holy orders, laying on of hands, naming, position, series, status, word order



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Or`di*na"tion\, n. [L. ordinatio: cf. F.
1. The act of ordaining, appointing, or setting apart; the
   state of being ordained, appointed, etc.

         The holy and wise ordination of God.  --Jer. Taylor.

         Virtue and vice have a natural ordination to the
         happiness and misery of life respectively. --Norris.

2. (Eccl.) The act of setting apart to an office in the
   Christian ministry; the conferring of holy orders.

3. Disposition; arrangement; order. [R.]

{Angle of ordination} (Geom.), the angle between the axes of

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