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Order may refer to:

Honors

Religious, chivalric, fraternal, and ideological

Legal, political, and military

In economics and commerce

In science

In mathematics

In computer science

In electronics and telecommunications

In architecture and urban planning

Miscellaneous

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English

Most common English words: white « means « thus « #284: order » near » public » others

Etymology

From Old French ordre.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
order

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural orders

order (countable and uncountable; plural orders)

  1. (uncountable) Arrangement, disposition, sequence.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being well arranged.
  3. (countable) A command.
  4. (countable) A request for some product or service.
  5. (countable) A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles; as, the Jesuit Order.
  6. (countable) A society of knights; as, the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.
  7. (countable) A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.
  8. (countable, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank
    Magnolias belong to the order Magnoliales.
  9. (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
  10. (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
    • a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.
  11. (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
  12. (mathematics) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure.
  13. (graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph
  14. (order theory) A partially ordered set.

Quotations

  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
    Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...

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Verb

Infinitive
to order

Third person singular
orders

Simple past
ordered

Past participle
ordered

Present participle
ordering

to order (third-person singular simple present orders, present participle ordering, simple past and past participle ordered)

  1. To set in (any) order (1).
  2. To set in (a good) order (2).
  3. To issue a command.
  4. To request some product or service.

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Anagrams

  • Anagrams of deorr
  • derro

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

order c.

Inflection for order Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form order ordern order orderna
Possessive form orders orderns orders ordernas
  1. order; a command
  2. order; a request for some product or service

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Simple English

Order has many meanings:

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Religious

Honors

Legal and military

  • Court order, made by a judge
  • Executive order, issued by the executive branch of government
  • General order, a published directive from a commander
  • Standing order, a general order of unset duration, and similar ongoing rules in a parliament
  • Direct order

In scientific classification

  • Order (biology), a rank between class and family, or a taxon at that rank
  • Social order, a concept used in sociology, history and other social sciences
  • Order (chemistry), a concept of chemical kinetics

In mathematics

  • Order (group theory), the cardinality of a group
  • Order theory, a branch of mathematics that studies many different kinds of binary relations called orders
  • Order (ring theory), a kind of an algebraic structure
  • Orders of approximation, Big O notation
  • Orders of magnitude, a class of scale or magnitude of any amount
  • Order, or degree of a polynomial.

In computer science

  • Canonical order, the order of elements that follows a certain rules or specifications

In telecommunications

  • Modulation order, the number of different symbols that can be sent using a given modulation

Miscellaneous

  • The opposite of chaos, disorder (in the sense of randomness), or entropy
  • Collating order, sequence for text, such as alphabetical
  • Order (business), an instruction from a customer to buy
  • Order (exchange), customer's instruction to a stock broker
  • Order (information processing), a measure of the number of objects or sub-systems in a system
  • Order (organization), an organization of people united by a common fraternal bond or social aim.
  • Architectonic orders
  • Way of categorizing Electronic filters by steepness
  • Way of categorizing the size of lighthouse Fresnel lenses
  • "The Order"
  • Order (food), a customer's choice of food at a restaurant or for delivery








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