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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ordinator One who ordains or establishes; a director.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store's walk-in-meat freezer
    • n ordinator A director; a ruler.
    • ***


  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.”
  • John Perry Barlow
    John Perry Barlow
    “In Cyberspace, the 1st Amendment is a local ordinance.”
  • Robert D. Sprecht
    Robert D. Sprecht
    “Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

The process of social development is one of progressive co-ordination.
"Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
As such the Ordinance of 1787 owes much to Jefferson's Ordinance of 1784.
"The Fathers of the Constitution" by Max Farrand
This is the famed "Ordinance of '87," so often spoken of.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
Why, he must have thought we were two candidates for ordination!
"Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
So shall my city council pass an ordinance, yes?
"Kilo" by Ellis Parker Butler
Cowperwood smiled as he saw in the morning papers the announcement of the passage of each ordinance granting him a franchise.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
During this time the crowd increased around us; the shouts redoubled: 'Down with the ordinances!
"Gerfaut, Complete" by Charles de Bernard
It is plain that the lack of co-ordination does not exist without a cause.
"Stammering, Its Cause and Cure" by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue
The church, at Bahia, after the ordination of Queiroz, legalized the baptisms.
"Brazilian Sketches" by T. B. Ray
It gave me no time to co-ordinate my ideas.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
A permitted deviation from the transmitted ordinances becomes simple folly.
"Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society" by Walter Bagehot
We first hear of them on a grand scale in an ordinance made by Edward III.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
In 1737 Zinzendorf accepted ordination as a bishop of the Brethren, and thus became the real leader of the organization.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
On the whole, the ordinal use is perhaps the more common.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The ordinance excited a general indignation in Granada.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
But Mr. Webster would not "reaffirm an ordinance of nature," nor "reenact the will of God.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
They did not extend the ordinance of 1787 to it at all.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
For some years subsequent to his ordination he was a travelling missionary, with residence at Lachine, near Montreal.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
A line drawn from any point in the curve perpendicularly to the axis is an ordinate to the axis.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The co-ordination of many elements is the secret of the peculiar power and force of the monologue.
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue" by S. S. Curry

In poetry:

My face isn't pretty,
Nor is it quite plain —
I suppose it's an ordin'ry
Face in the main.
"My Face" by Anonymous British
I will not say "God's ordinance
Of death is blown in every wind;"
For that is not a common chance
That takes away a noble mind.
"To J. S." by Alfred Lord Tennyson
With pleasing frames and grace received,
With means and ordinances fed;
How happy for a while I lived,
And little feared the want of bread.
"Plenty In A Time Of Dearth" by John Newton
That beauty such as thine
Can die indeed,
Were ordinance too wantonly malign:
No wit may reconcile so cold a creed
With beauty such as thine.
"Beauty's Metempsychosis" by William Watson
Having found you. Was it by fall of chance?
Then what a stake against what odds I have won!
Was it determined in God's ordinance?
Then wondrous love and pity for His son!
"Long Odds" by Aleister Crowley
She was Thine when unborn ere the day of her breathing,
With wisdom and knowledge by Thee she was fed,
And to Thee for her ordinance looks, and subsistence,
Indebted to Thee for her water and bread.
"My Soul Shall Declare" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

The lone ordinance before the St Augustine City Commission was approved on first reading at Monday's meeting.
Auto­Zone Project Man­ager Jeff Berneb­urg attended last Wednesday's Sun­bury Vil­lage Coun­cil meet­ing for the first read­ing of Ordi­nance 2012–15.
Sets first reading for 'Super Drunk' ordinance.
First Reading To Amend Casper's Concealed Carry Ordinance.
Casper's city ordinance on concealed weapons passed first reading to align it with new state law allowing concealed carry without a permit.
Last month, the Fulton City Council approved a proposal from the Brick District Committee to change parking ordinances in downtown's Brick District Overlay Area.
SCARBOROUGH — The last time revisions to floodplain management and zoning ordinances were to be discussed in Town Hall, Hurricane Sandy forced a cancellation of the Planning Board meeting.
Macon County residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on amendments to the county's flood damage prevention and watershed ordinances at a public hearing on Feb 11.
A proposed revision of the Wayne County flood ordinance would require new buildings in the county flood plain to be constructed a foot higher to avoid flood water.
The existing ordinance requires buildings to be built one foot above the.
FOP Union Contract Approved, Drug House Ordinance to be Amended.
FOP Lodge #38 filed an injunction to block the vote on the city's two-officers-per-cruiser ordinance.
A judge has repealed a Fairfax County ordinance that prevents more than two messages a day on a portable sign.
Green River Ordinance releases new album.
Final vote on paper, plastic bag ordinance planned for Nov 1.

In science:

To realize the transfinite induction mentioned in the previous paragraph, suppose the plays {Yωγ+n,y : γ ∈ β, n ∈ ω, y ∈ A} have been constructed for an ordinal β ∈ α.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
The ordinate is a strong function of τ and places a limit on the sky conditions which are usable for 450µm observations when accurate calibration is required.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
Abstract. A method is presented, which can generate solutions of the Hermitian theory of relativity from known solutions of the general theory of relativity, when the latter depend on three co-ordinates and are invariant under reversal of the fourth one.
A Method for Finding Solutions of the Hermitian Theory of Relativity which Depend on Three Co-ordinates
Consider also an antisymmetric purely imaginary tensor aik which depends on the first three co-ordinates; assume that its only nonvanishing components are aµ4 = −a4µ .
A Method for Finding Solutions of the Hermitian Theory of Relativity which Depend on Three Co-ordinates
We can resume our result as follows: let hik be the metric tensor for a solution of the field equations of general relativity which does not depend on, say, the fourth co-ordinate, and for which hλ4 = 0.
A Method for Finding Solutions of the Hermitian Theory of Relativity which Depend on Three Co-ordinates
Let aik be an antisymmetric, pure imaginary tensor, which depends on the first three co-ordinates; a4µ = −aµ4 are its only nonvanishing components.
A Method for Finding Solutions of the Hermitian Theory of Relativity which Depend on Three Co-ordinates
The complication that arises is that the co-ordination number is not a constant in the MC simulations, i.e., it depends on the type of segments surrounding another segment.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
FIG. 10: The transition temperature Ttrans as a function of the length of the blocks L as found in MC simulations (open square, left ordinate) and in SCF calculations (open circles, right ordinate).
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
For ordinal users, it is very troublesome to carry them anywhere and anytime, and then perform verification.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
In the verification phase, an ordinal challenge-response protocol is used to verify whether the other entity has the same secret or not.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
In the latter notation, when necessary, we can distinguish between abscissas and ordinates of vertices v ∈ V by writing v = (v1, v2).
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
Another possibility is to regroup even and odd ordinates to a new effective lattice that it is not any more oriented.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
N‹‘_’€“2”•‹W – As is clear from the above, every Mob provides its own relative co-ordinate system in space and time, each of them needing transformation into display co-ordinates during runtime.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
Let us first assume that γ is a successor ordinal, γ = δ + 1, say.
A simple proof of \Sigma^1_3 correctness of K
Let us now assume that γ is a limit ordinal. (Di, πij : i ≤ j ≤ γ ) is then the direct limit of (Di, πij : i ≤ j < γ ).
A simple proof of \Sigma^1_3 correctness of K