Glossary:Ordinal number

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ordinal number
number assigned to each element indicating the designed ordinal position of the element in the collection. Ordinals are important when writing commercial collections. Instead of ordinals, users should use priorities in their own collections. Some collections are sorted by their ordinal numbers and this is the order in which they should usually be learned. Ordinal number comes with a collection, while the priority is set for each element by the user using his or her own criteria. By default, ordinal number is set to the number of elements in the current collection plus 10,000. This way, the first element you add will have the ordinal 10,002, second element will get 10,003, etc. Ordinal numbers are useful in sorting commercial collections or their subsets