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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 or·di·na·tion /ˌɔrdṇˈeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Or·di·na·tion n.
 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 coordinates.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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