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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
        • In the crisis, the company was forced to reduce its costs in order to avoid going under.
        • Then the questionnaire was checked by our research staff in order to make sure the data were complete and to remove any nonqualifying questionnaires immediately.
        • They would aluminise the glass in order to provide electrical conductivity.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • 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 get to the rest of the paint in the can, you′ll have to remove the skin floating on top of it.
        • 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. […]
    • 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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