well-ordered
adjective Date: 1589 1. having an orderly procedure or arrangement <
a well-ordered household
>
2. partially ordered with every subset containing a first element and exactly one of the relationships “greater than”, “less than”, or “equal to” holding for any given pair of elements • well-ordering noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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