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Definition of "out of order" []

  • Not functioning properly. (adjective)
  • Inappropriate or unsuitable. (adjective)
  • Out of normal sequence. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "out of order" in a sentence
  • "There were files out of order and papers misfiled."
  • "He adds: "And so it is with all the organs of the body which act spontaneously; they get out of order and become functionally defective, if, as the result of the attention and self-observation directed towards them, impulses flow to them from the centres of consciousness and will in the same way as they flow to the organs [e.g. the muscles] which are normally under the control of the will.""
  • "But Elphy, with the touch of true genius, swept aside these obstacles with unerring precision, and out of order wrought complete chaos."
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