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ordinal scale


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A scale of measurement in which data are arranged in order of magnitude but there is no standard measure of degrees of difference between them, for example a ranking of tennis players. See also measurement level, rank, scale (1), unfolding technique. Compare absolute scale, interval scale, log-interval scale, nominal scale, ratio scale. [From Latin ordinalis of the order in a sequence, from ordo a row or order]

Subjects: Psychology.


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