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Definition of "order" []

  • A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group. (noun)
  • A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved: checked to see that the shipping department was in order. (noun)
  • Condition or state in general: The escalator is in good working order. (noun)
  • The established system of social organization: "Every revolution exaggerates the evils of the old order” ( C. Wright Mills). (noun)
  • A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority: finally restored order in the rebellious provinces. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "order" in a sentence
  • "~ Hidden order found in a quantum spin liquid -- An international team, including scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, has detected a hidden magnetic “quantum order” that extends over chains of 100 atoms in a ceramic without classical magnetism."
  • "As Ablatives of Cause are to be reckoned also such Ablatives as jussū, by order of, injussū, _without the order_, rogātū, etc."
  • "The chief reasons for it are undoubtedly that (i.) the order of facts in Mark is the _normal order_ of the whole narrative of the Synoptists, and (ii.) in the main, the language of Mark explains the verbal agreements between Matt. and Luke."