Science / Tides and Currents / Ordinary: With respect to tides, the use of this nontechnical word has, for the most part, been determined to be synonymous with mean. Thus, ordinary high (low) water is the equivalent of mean high (low) water. The use of ordinary in tidal terms is discouraged.

Other Words for Ordinary

Ordinary Adjective Synonyms: standard, norm, average, status quo, convention, expected
Ordinary Adverb Synonyms: common, conventional, modest, plain, simple, prosaic, homespun, commonplace, run-of-the-mill, everyday, average, unpretentious, workaday, mediocre, fair, passable, so so, undistinguished, unexceptional, unremarkable, uninspired, pedestrian, bourgeois
Ordinary Noun Synonyms: usual, normal, expected, common, general, customary, routine, typical, habitual, accustomed, traditional, regular, everyday, familiar, set, humdrum

Extraordinary Positive Value

Business / Finance / Extraordinary Positive Value: An unusual and unexpected one-time event that must be explained to shareholders in an annual or quarterly report, e.g., employee fraud, a lawsuit, etc. MORE

Extraordinary Items

Business / Accounting / Extraordinary Items: Nonoperating gains and losses that are unusual in nature, infrequent in occurrence, and material in amount. MORE

Extraordinary Item

Business / Finance / Extraordinary Item: Early redemption of a revenue bond because the revenue source paying the interest on the bond has been eliminated or has disappeared. MORE

Ordinary Emulsion

Entertainment / Photography / Ordinary Emulsion: Is a term applied to a photographic emulsion which is only sensitive to ultra-violet and blue light. MORE

Extraordinary Call

Business / Finance / Extraordinary Call: A dividend that is paid in addition to a firm's established or expected quarterly dividend. MORE

Ordinary Shares

Business / Finance / Ordinary Shares: Apples mainly to international equities. Shares of non-U.S. companies traded in their individual home markets. Usually cannot be delivered in the U.S. See: ADR. MORE