A numeric order is a method of arranging a series of numbers in ascending or decreasing order. Area codes in the United States, for example, begin with 201, 203, 204, and 205 in ascending numerical order.
A ascending numerical order begins with the lowest value and progresses to the highest, whereas a descending order begins with the lowest value and progresses to the highest. This method of number arrangement facilitates the search and study of items in a list, making decision-making easier. Items in a column in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet can be numerically ordered by selecting the column and clicking the sort command.