Definition of ordination in English:
1The action of ordaining or conferring holy orders on someone.
- Behr-Sigel recognizes that Orthodox women are not permitted to preach within the liturgy itself, and that the possibility of ordination to the presbyterate seems a dim prospect.
- With other controversial issues such as slavery and women's ordination, laity and clergy could find Bible verses to help Spirit-led changes.
- Lutherans had agreed to the Episcopal practice of ordination by a bishop.
1.1A ceremony in which someone is ordained.
- After their ordinations, parishioners and others will help complete their formation.
- Lutherans have historically allowed pastors to preside at ordinations when authorized by the candidate's synod bishop.
- I am reasonably sure the statement would also rule invalid the ordinations of several canonized saints.
2chiefly Ecology A statistical technique in which data from a large number of sites or populations are represented as points in a two- or three-dimensional coordinate frame.
- A non-metric multidimensional scaling ordination identified two gradients of species replacement distinguished by differences in forest canopy species and groundcover.
- The requirements of assembling the ordination are the principal limitation to wide application.
- Such trends are better displayed by ordination techniques that map the relationship between communities in two- or three-dimensional space.
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