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No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
Thomas Hobbes
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Etymology

From Old French ordre.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
order

Plural
s

order (s)
  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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank
    Magnolias belong to the order Magnoliales.
  8. (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
  9. (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.
  10. (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
  11. (graph theory) a number of vertices in a graph
  12. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

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