Notebook, 1993-



Arrangement or Sequence of objects or events in time . . . . Sequential . . . . Sphere . . . . Aspect of System . . . . Form, Mode, State . . . . To Arrange, Marshal, Organize, Systematize, Methodize . . . . Destine, Ordain, Command, Bring About, Regulate, Issue, Place . . . . Arrangement, Category, Class, Group, Lay [of the Warp], Assignment, Formal Organization, Community, Decoration [badge, medal], Office, Rank, Class, Category, Level . . . . Like, After the Function of, About, According to the Specifications . . . . Arranged or Disposed in some Form or Pattern . . . . Tidy, Regular, Governed, Regulated, Methodical, Well Behaved, Peaceful

Suggests a straightening out so as to elimanate confusion

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1 Order vb ordered; ordering [ME, fr. ordre, n.] vt [13c] 1: to put in order: Arrange 2a: to give an order to: Command b: Destine, Ordain c: to command to go or come to a specified place d: to give an order for [ __ a meal] -vi 1: to bring about order: regulate 2a: to issue orders: Command b: to give or place an order -syn. Order, Arrange, Marshal, Organize, Systematize, Methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. Order suggests a straightening out so as to elimanate confusion [ordered her business affairs]. Arrrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment [arranged the files numerically]. Marshall suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use [marshaling the facts for argument]. Organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function [organized the volunteers into teams]. Systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme [systematized billing procedures]. Methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme [methodizes every aspect of daily living] -syn. see in addition Command

2 Order n [ME, fr. MF ordere, fr. ML & L: ML ordin-, ordo ecclesiastical order, fr. L, arrangement, group, class: akin to L ordiri to lay the warp, begin] [14cd] 1a: a group of people united in a formal way: as [1]: a fraternal society [the Masonic Order] [2]: a community under a religious rule; esp: one requiring members to take solemn vows b: a badge or medal of such a society: also: a military decoration 2a: any of the several grades of the Christian ministry b pl: the office of a person in the Christian ministry c pl: Ordination 3a: a rank, class, or special group in a community or society b: a class of persons or things grouped according to quality, value, or natural characteristics; as [1]: a category of taxonomic classification ranking above the family and below the class [2]: the broadest category in soil classification 4a [1]: Rank, Level [a statement of the first __] [2]: Cateogry, Class [in emergencies of this __ -R.B. Westerfield] b [1]: the arrangement or seq ence of objects or of events in time [listed the items in __ of importance] [2]: a sequential arrangement of mathematical elements c: Degree 12a, b d [1]: the number of times differentiation is applied successively [derivatives of higher __] [2] of a differential equation: the order of the derivative of highest order e: the number of columns or rows or columns and rows in a magic square, determinant, or matrix [the __ of a matrix with 2 rows and 3 columns is 2 by 3] f: the number of elements in a finite mathematical group 5a [1]: a sociopolitical system [was opposed to changes in the eestablished __] [2]: a particular sphere or aspect of a sociopolitical system [the present economic __] prescribed form of a religious service: Rite b: the customary mode of procedure esp. in debate [point of __] 7a: the state of peace, freedom from confused or unruly behavior, and respect for law or proper authority [promised to restore law and __] b: a specific rule, regulation, or authoritataive direction; Command 8a: a style of buildng b: a type of column and entablature forming the unit of a style 9a: state or condition esp. with regard to functioning or repair [things were in terrible __] b: a poper, orderly or functioning condition [their passports were in __] [the phone is out of __] 10a: a written direction to pay money to someone b: a commmission to purchase, sell, or supply goods or to perform work c: goods or items bought or sold d: an assigned or requested undertaking [landing men on the moon was a large __] 11: Order of the Day [flat roofs were the __ in the small villages] -orderless adj -in order to: for the purpose of -on order: in the process of being ordered -on the order of 1: after the fashion of: Like [much on the order of Great Lakes bulk carriers -Ships and the Sea] 2: About, Approximately [spent on the order of two million dollars] -to order: according to the specifications of an order [shoes made to order]written direction,

1 Orderly adj [ca. 1577] 1a [1]: arranged or disposed in some order or pattern: Regular [__rows of houses] [2]: not marked by disorder: Tidy [keeps an __ desk] b: governed by law: Regulated [an __ universe] c: Methodical [an -- mind] 2: well behaved: Peaceful [an __ crowd]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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