ordinal variable

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ordinal variable (plural ordinal variables)

  1. (statistics) A variable with values whose order is significant, but on which no meaningful arithmetic-like operations can be performed.
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Adjective comparison:
fast < very fast < very, very fast
Alphabetical ordering:
Adams precedes Bonaparte
Bonaparte + Adams - not defined
Bonaparte - Adams - not defined
Bonaparte / Adams - not defined
Bonaparte * Adams - not defined

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