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Definition 1: the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ordination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rabbi's family was present for his ordination

Synonyms for ordination in the sense of this definition

(ordination is a kind of ...) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

"the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

(... is a kind of ordination ) laying hands on a person's head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination

(... is part of ordination) the sacrament of ordination

Definition 2: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements - [noun denoting group]

Samples where ordination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation

Synonyms for ordination in the sense of this definition

(ordination is a kind of ...) an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging

"a flower arrangement"

(... is a kind of ordination ) an order of bacteria

(... is a kind of ordination ) the order of words in a text

(... is a kind of ordination ) the ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells

(... is a kind of ordination ) the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism

"the human genome contains approximately three billion chemical base pairs"

(... is a kind of ordination ) similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

Definition 3: the status of being ordained to a sacred office - [noun denoting state]

(ordination is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

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