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in order meaning

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    Definition of in order in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore in orderSUPmost in order
    1. In a sequence.
      1. Place the cards in order by color, then by number.
    2. Ready, prepared; orderly; tidy.
      1. I wish I could get my desk in order.
      2. His material is in order for the presentation.
    3. IDI (formal) In accordance with the procedural rules governing formal meetings of a deliberative body.
      1. IDI Appropriate, worthwhile.
        1. Now that we have finally finished, I think a celebration is in order.
    4. AdverbCOMmore in orderSUPmost in order
      1. (not comparable, idiomatic, with to) Emphasizes that what follows immediately is the purpose of the preceding or the beyond.
        1. In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]
      2. (not comparable, idiomatic, US, with "for") Emphasizes that what follows immediately is the purpose of the preceding or the beyond.
        1. She stood in order for her husband to see her. / She stood for her husband to see her.
      3. (comparable) In sequence.
        1. They sang in order, ending with a basso profundo.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • After a while, he let go of my hand in order to protect his own face from being whiplashed by the low branches.
        • Additionally, two distinct absorption bands at 944 and 1180 nm were also filtered in order to minimize superficial overheating and exsiccosis.
        • Both centres are also exploring methods for pseudonymising patients, in order to track them through the system.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. […]
        • In order to lay a foundation for the witness to describe the murder, the prosecutor first had to show that the witness was present when the murder occurred.
        • In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Prepositions
              • Prepositional phrases
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            Meaning of in order for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this idiom "in order" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
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