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I've included a couple of links which should explain better the differences among the four levels of measurement: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio. The nominal level can be thought of as the "name" level.

I'll give you an example of nominal level of measurement. Perhaps you are collecting data on the types of cars that go through an intersection. You classify the vehicles passing by as trucks, cars and motorcycles and count how many of each pass by.

Ordinal is the "order" level, where some natural order of data is possible. The difference between measurements has no physical meaning.

An example of ordinal level of measurement. A hospital asks in the emergency room, for patients to describe their pain on a level of 1 to 10, which 10 being the most severe.

As given in the first link, it is interesting that there is not complete agreement on this system of classification.

Q: Differences between ordinal scale and nominal scale?

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Ordinal. Though more likely interval or even ratio scale.

It is an ordinal since gingival index uses 0-3 scale

Nominal or category;Ordinal scale;Interval scale; andRatio scale.

Nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio. Please see the link.

A nominal scale is one in which the data are categoric, for example, pet animal, town, colour of eyes. There is no order in the categories. A dog is not "more" or less than a "cat". An ordinal scale in which there is an implied ordering but this is based on an arbitrary scale. The difference between a pair of adjacent categories may or may not be related to the difference between another pair. Typical survey questionnaires with answers categorised as: "strongly disagree, disagree, neither, agree, strongly agree".

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is environmental advertising nominal and ordinal scale

Nominal Scale < Ordinal< Interval < Ratio

Ordinal. Though more likely interval or even ratio scale.

Nominal

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It is on the interval scale.

It is an ordinal since gingival index uses 0-3 scale

The four types of scales are: Nominal Scale. Ordinal Scale. Interval Scale. Ratio Scale.

Nominal or category;Ordinal scale;Interval scale; andRatio scale.

Nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio. Please see the link.

It is a ratio scale. You can say that one shirt in k times as expensive as another.