One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: the quality of being ordinal. Later: the process of ranking things on an ordinal scale; (Economics) a system of measuring utility using rankings of preference.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Latham (1812–1888), ethnologist and philologist. From ordinal + -ism.
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