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## ordinal

(ôr′dn-əl)
1. Being of a specified position in a numbered series: an ordinal rank of seventh.
2. Of or relating to a taxonomic order.
n.
An ordinal number.
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Each of diagonal elements in training or test covariance matrix, [[summation].sup.training.sub.i,i] or [[summation].sup.test.sub.i,i], where i represents the index or the ordinal number of the observed MFCC, i[member of]{0,1,...,d-1}, represents variance i.e.
Adopting combinatorial method to calculate the ordinal has higher computational complexity; the calculation process of the ordinal number can be optimized by proportion method.
Ordinal numbers of all members in the sequence [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] construct ordinal number sequence: [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], and obviously [O.sup.0.sub.p] [equivalent to] 0 and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
The entry begins with the identification of three types (A, B, C), and then moves on to the mint and year of specific coins of this period, where we encounter eight different ordinal numbers (1, 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 6, 6a), each of which is linked to unique combinations of types, metal, mint, and year.
(11) Citing Dedekind (1888), Kronecker (1887), and von Helmholtz (1887) as authorities, he asserted that among the mathematicians of his day, ordinal numbers [Ordnungszahlen], not cardinal ones [Kardinalzahlen], embodied the "primary manifestation" of the concept of number.
Because then it was not known yet that the ordinal number of each element characterizes its charge, it was simply the case that an element possessing a minimal mass was allowed to be designed as No.
(3.10) and (3.11) ensure that, on the route, the immediate successor of the vertex with ordinal number [y.sub.j] is assigned ordinal number [y.sub.j] + 1.
(Following , ) The cardinal number of a set A is the initial ordinal number a in the class of all sets equipotent to A.
5) the method of multiple objectives based on cardinal numbers is more robust than this one based on ordinal numbers: "an ordinal number is one that indicates order or position in a series, like first, second, etc." (Kendall and Gibbons 1990).
The average number of Durbin steps Ordinal number dim of eigenvalue Method 32 17 8.8875 64 33 9.7925 128 65 10.0075 256 129 11.2325 512 257 12.6525 1024 513 13.8575
We convert both kinds of ratings from an alphanumerical system to an ordinal number ranging from one (for AAA-rated bonds) to 19 (for CCC-rated bonds).
At some point it was decided that years of ordinal number divisible by 4, such as 1936, 2004, etc., would be leap years each of 366 days, with the remaining years with ordinal numbers not divisible by 4, such as 1938, 2001, etc., to consist of 365 days.

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