A question for you English-teacher writer types: is there a word that means to put things in order numerically? Kind of like “alphabetize”, but with numbers? Because that’s what I just did with about a bazillion Harry Potter trading cards. 🙂

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  1. Dude, I may be way off, here, but i think there is a word. It is … Sad.

    No, I think it is “numerate” or “enumerate”. I may be completely nutso.

  2. I think the verb you want is “rank”, used transitively. Or just say “sort numerically”?

  3. i think serialize would work too, it implies a numerical relationship.

  4. Well, to “numerate” (also “enumerate”) just means to count something. I’d probably use systematize or sequence or index. Or just take great pains to always use the phrase “in numerical order” so I don’t have to wouldn’t have to come up with a word. 🙂

  5. Hmmm. I think index works best. “I am a nerd, as evidenced by the time I spent indexing my Harry Potter trading cards.” Sounds good to me. Thanks guys.

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