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.
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]