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IN ORDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does in order mean? 

IN ORDER (adjective)
  The adjective IN ORDER has 2 senses:

1. marked by system; in good order
2. in a state of proper readiness or preparation or arrangement

  Familiarity information: IN ORDER used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IN ORDER (adjective)


Sense 1in order [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by system; in good order

Context examples:

everything is in order / his books are always just so / things must be exactly so

Similar:

systematic (characterized by order and planning)


Sense 2in order [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a state of proper readiness or preparation or arrangement

Context example:

everything is in order for their arrival

Similar:

ready (completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress)


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