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What does order mean?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word order? Here's what it means.

  1. (countable) Arrangement, disposition, or sequence.
  2. (countable) A position in an arrangement, disposition, or sequence.
  3. (uncountable) The state of being well arranged.
  4. (countable) Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.
  5. (countable) A command.
  6. (countable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.
  7. (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
  8. (countable) An association of knights
  9. any group of people with common interests.
  10. (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.
  11. (countable, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.
  12. A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a distinct character, kind, or sort.
  13. An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.
  14. (architecture) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.
  15. (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
  16. (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
  17. (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
  18. (mathematics) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure.
  19. (graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.
  20. (order theory) A partially ordered set.
  21. (order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partially ordered set.
  22. (mathematics) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.
  1. (transitive) To set in some sort of order.
  2. (transitive) To arrange, set in proper order.
  3. (transitive) To issue a command to.
  4. (transitive) To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.
  5. To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
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