ascending order

  

Definition

Sorting scheme in which the sort starts from the smallest or lowest value (0, 1 or A, for example) and proceeds to the largest or highest value. Descending order, in contrast, starts with the highest and proceeds to the lowest.

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  • We would line up in ascending order today, because the teacher wanted to mix it up a bit and try something new.

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  • We applied an ascending order to best display our data in the most meaningful way that was useful for our business.

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  • Sometimes it is best to work from ascending order instead of starting at the front for certain business and industrial projects.

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