**A numeric order is a way to arrange a sequence of numbers and can be either ascending or descending.** For example, an ascending numerical order of area codes for the United States starts with 201, 203, 204 and 205.

An ascending numerical order is a sequence that starts with the lowest value and increases towards the highest, while the reverse is a descending order. Arranging numbers this way aids the search and analysis of items in a list for easier decision making. In a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, items in a column can be ordered numerically by selecting the column and clicking the sort command.