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- adj. Having a precise arrangement.
- adj. Having a well-order.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of well-order.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In mathematics, in the theory of assemblages, said of an aggregate or set when and only when its elements have been so disposed in fact or in thought, that: of any two elements a and b, one, as a, precedes (that is, is of lower rank) and the other, as b, comes after (that is, is of higher rank);
- of any triplet of elements a, b, c, if a is of lower rank than b, and b is lower than c, then a is lower than c;
- the set has an element of lowest rank, a first term, and the same is true of every part of the set, that is, of every set whose elements are elements of the given set or series;
- every element, unless it be the last, has an immediate successor;
- the series satisfies Dedekind's postulate.
- Rightly or correctly ordered, regulated, or governed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. ordered well
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