HyperDic: ordination

English > 3 senses of the word ordination:
NOUNstateordinationthe status of being ordained to a sacred office
groupordination, ordering, orderlogical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
actordination, ordinancethe act of ordaining
ordination > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > ordination: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe status of being ordained to a sacred office.
Broaderstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
English > ordination: 3 senses > noun 2, group
Meaninglogical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements.
Synonymsordering, order
Narrowerbacteria orderAn order of bacteria
genetic codeThe ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells
genomeThe ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism
seriesSimilar things placed in order or happening one after another
word orderThe order of words in a text
BroaderarrangementAn orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit
Spanishordenación, orden
Catalanordenació, ordre
English > ordination: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders.
Example"the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
Part ofholy orderThe sacrament of ordination
Narrowerlaying on of handslaying hands on a person's head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination
Broaderappointment, assignment, designation, namingThe act of putting a person into a non-elective position

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